Event Reviews

Cotswold Air Show 2011

The weather was not at its best on Saturday with frequent, squally rain showers but even the fact that the low cloud base, curtailed some of the displays, did not deter the watching crowds from enjoying the flying, including the mighty Vulcan. The weather was better on the Sunday, still breezy but no rain and the Red Arrows were the highlight of the day. By the end of the day the clouds had virtually disappeared and the final event of a flypast of nine Hawker Hunters was against a blue back drop. The Hunter played a major part in the weekends flying as it was the ...

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East of England Show 2011

These were just some of the many complimentary comments we received from customers who were as pleased as we were that we’d been invited back to put on our service again at the East of England Show. “If there’s no scooter he can’t come” remarked someone booking a scooter for his father. “It’s worth every penny!” “Brilliant service” “Needs a bull-bar and an air-horn” said Mr Taylor, exasperated by people wandering in front of him and his scooter in the crowds – but he was smiling at the time so not too much of a problem I guess.

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Crick Boat Show 2011

The good old British weather arranged for Bank Holiday Monday to be a continuous downpour all day but the boating fraternity are a hardy lot and certainly don’t let a bit of water put them off having a good day out! There were more than a hundred brightly painted, beautifully decorated boats in the marina and along the canal, some vying for the title ‘Best Boat in Show’ and others simply performing their role of being a ‘home from home’. There was plenty for all the family to see and do at the Show - technical stands and seminars dealing with the construction ...

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British MotorCycle Federation , Peterborough

Chatsworth Horse Trials 2011

Our stand at this event is opposite the main arena, so we were able to see some of the show jumping and competitors in the FEI World Cup Eventing, with such well known riders as Zara Phillips and Pippa Funnell.  We couldn’t see any of the dressage which took place in another ring, but we were fortunate enough to witness the awesome talent of Jean Francois Pignon, a French ‘horse whisperer’ demonstrating his control over 4 magnificent greys without the use of sticks, bridles or saddles as they performed complicated manoeuvres to music. The weather was changeable, ...

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Living Crafts Fair 2011 at Hatfield House

What a pleasure it was to attend this friendly, very well organised event, and as an added bonus the sun shone on us every day (despite the wet weather forecast). The Living Crafts Fair has been held at Hatfield for about 30 years, is the largest of its kind in Europe, and is run by Robin Younger and his family. It’s a great day out for all the family with lots to see and buy, and plenty of activities to do for anyone wanting to exercise their creative skills. As for disability access - the ground is all grass and is quite bumpy, so a little tricky for anyone with ...

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Race Retro 2011

Much of the event takes place within the huge halls where precious, lovingly restored vehicles are on display, with experts on hand eager to discuss the finer points of mechanical and bodywork renovation of their particular pride and joy. Our fleet manager Barry (an ex-biker) took time off from scooter letting to go and ogle the Triumph bikes and came back with lots of photos, especially of his dream machine, the Triumph Bonneville. He was also impressed by ‘The Rocket’ an awesome looking beast that competed for the world speed record. It was the 50th Anniversary ...

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