It is easy to tell summer has arrived when you suddenly notice there are classic car shows taking place everywhere. While June hasn’t been the best month here in the UK weather wise, there have been some excellent car shows in London and last night we paid a visit to Park it in the Market in Greenwich.
Organised by the Mean OldTimers Classic Car and Motorcycle Club, they meet during the summer months in the heart of historic Greenwich. We had heard of the event before but hadn’t got around to going. Our Bertone x1/9 has been a bit sick lately with electrical issues (a story for another time) so we have missed a few of the clubs meets already this year. However we finally got our x1/9 sorted during the week (after months of issues… hurrah!) and decided it was perfect timing to take it to its first show of the year.
On the evening of the club meets, car owners gather in Greenwich park from 6.30pm onwards for some banter. We arrived early in the park and it wasn’t long before classics started to outnumber modern cars. At 7pm we all jumped into our cars and headed in convoy through the royal park and down into the market.
Greenwich Market is a great venue for the club meet as it is covered, meaning hail rain or shine, the cars are kept nice and dry inside. As well as all the cars on show there’s live music and lots of food stalls, giving the market a real party atmosphere which we thought was pretty cool. It wasn’t long until the marketplace was buzzing. We really liked the fact that owners can park up their car, go grab some food and enjoy the atmosphere whilst showing off their pride and joy. Even our x1/9 got lots of attention which was great. And for classic car fans its a great way to spend an evening. Music, food and classic cars… sounds like perfection to us! We estimated there was over 25 cars and roughly the same number of motorbikes crammed under one roof. An impressive number.
Now that our own pride and joy is fixed and back on the road (fingers crossed it stays that way) we will definitely be putting the Park it in the Market meet in our calendar.
The Mean OldTimers Classic Car and Motorcycle Club next Park it in the Market meet is on 28th July 2016. More details can be found here on their Facebook page.
Meanwhile here are some of the cars that caught our eye last night.