29 November 2017
Shopping, food & entertainment
All the fun of the fair
Revving up to be the star of the vintage funfair, the Demon Drome Wall of Death - ‘The Granddaddy of all Motorcycle Stunt Shows’ - is hugely entertaining. This original 1920s motordrome is a ‘must-see’ part of the event, with the daredevil riders taking their classic Indian motorbikes 20ft up the wall of their vertical raceway in a gravity and death-defying display. We could tell you more, but we don’t want to spoil the surprise. Suffice it to say that audiences always leave the motordrome with broad grins on their faces, still trying to work out just how it was all done.
If you want to take a ride for yourself, there will be a child-sized Toy Town carousel for the little ones, plus swingboats and a vintage set of dodgems featuring classic bumper cars on an original 1933 track that’s likely to bring out the competitive driver in you all!
In tune with the times
From the vintage aero and competition car and bike engines to the musical entertainment, the sounds of the Show are entirely in period. Music performances will come from the Candy Girls - a harmony trio specialising in songs from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s - and Perfect Vintage, the vocal duo of Brian and Cherie, who will take the audience back to the 1940s with a collection of popular wartime classics.
In addition, the FB Pocket Orchestra will wander round the site, giving ‘pop-up’ performances of hot jazz, blues, ragtime and popular dances of the 1920s and ‘30s.
Ration cards at the ready!
You can shop your heart out at The Vintage Village featuring clothing, crafts and memorabilia, and at the various trade stands selling everything you might need for your classic car or aircraft.
There will be a wide choice of food and drink available from a range of vendors (including licensed bars), offering refreshments in keeping with the period theme of the event.