31 July: Audlem Festival of Transport
This event is an annual fixture in the calendar of local members. If you attended our 40th AGM you may recall attending this show on the Sunday of that weekend.
Entries for this event are online — not via the Club — and will open in early 2022.
To take part with your car, you must pre-register by filling in the online entry form at this website -
https://www.audlem-aset.org/events/transport-festival.html — it is free to take part although donations to the nominated charity are welcome on the day.
You can of course visit the show on the day without your Honda — but just be aware that parking in the village is tricky when there is a big event on such as this one. As a spectator the best advice is to arrive early and follow the parking signs!
For those taking part in the main event — the cars congregate on the village green at nearby Hankelow where the vehicle owners have plenty of chance to get a coffee and bacon/sausage roll and view the assembled machinery before the parade heads off to Audlem from around 10.30am. The route between the villages is closed to the public and regular traffic. The convoy of classic vehicles pass through the lanes and into the village of Audlem where an enthusiastic crowd lines the streets cheering the procession. At the Church there is a running commentary on the cars as they arrive by a very knowledgeable local expert Bill Consterdine. Interestingly Bill used to commentate at Oulton Park and Aintree circuit when the S800s used to race — so is well aware of our marque. For a video of a recent event click here.
On arrival at the showground you are directed to park on the playing fields. There are side stalls and food facilities — plus a live band. Down by the canal there is a display of historic narrowboats plus sea shanty singing in the Shroppie Fly pub!
Upon lining up on the playing field there is plenty of opportunity to further view the cars, visit the stalls, listen to the live music or wander down to the canal to see the display of historic narrowboats which attend at the same weekend. The scenic village has various pubs and cafes open serving food and teas.
A fantastic event in a friendly village atmosphere and highly recommended.