I feel I need to make you all aware of the following email conversation I have just had with the organisers of this show.
I had noticed on the confirmation received back that 'all vehicles should be in postion before 9.00am'. This makes for a 7.30am latest start for me on a Sunday morning which I am not happy to do just to show my car, so I emailed them to check if it would be an issue arriving at or just after 9.30am. This is the response I received :
We do strongly recommend that you are on site by 9am as we are not allowed lots of vehicle movement whilst the show is open. If anyone was to arrive late I would not turn you away however you would need to be marshalled in by a steward.
Now whilst he isn't saying I can't do it, he appears to be less than happy with this. I am not prepared to get up at 'stupid-o-clock' on a Sunday because of some H & S bollocks laid down by possibly their event insurers, so I thought it's only fair to ask those booked to attend how they feel about this.
I have no idea what time this event opens to the public but I can't imagine it's before 10am like most other shows we attend. This whole 'must be in by' attitude makes these events a real chore for those of us attending, and usually for no good reason. The usual cut off time of 10am I can live with, but 9.00am on a Sunday is just ridiculous. I attend many American and hotrod shows during the year where you can freely arrive at what time you wish, and vehicle movements happen all day. Nobody dies !
Please let me know if you wish to still attend asap.