The Directors of Capel Manor decided that the Car Show could go ahead. The show was pre-booked only and was sold out by the Thursday. Fifty plus Minors attended making it one of the biggest Morris rallies we have ever had at Capel Manor Gardens. Many said it would not be possible to hold the rally and car show due to the pandemic restrictions. The event was rubber stamped by the London Borough of Enfield and college executives with only four weeks to go before the event.
An impossible task but and working seven days a week, over 400 exhibitor cars were booked in and the public car park was full. Much needed funds were raised on the day to support the college.
By 8.30am on Sunday, the stalls were ready and cars started to arrive and a steady stream motored in until 11am when the gates were closed, the grounds were full. People were glad to be out, especially as it was a lovey late summer’s day.
By 10am 50+ Morris Minors of all types were on site in either their individual sections or in their branch areas. In the other showground there were classic cars to look around together with stalls and catering.
Tom Morley was our chief judge for the Morris cars and Concours cars in our showground. Everyone was enjoying the day and meeting people (at a distance) they had not seen for some months and catching up with news.
The day soon went by and 4pm was our prize giving slot before everyone started heading home.
Lot of people worked hard to get this event off the ground and it was a great success considering the times we are living in at present.