Lavenham Vintage Volkswagen Meeting, 24th-26th June 2016

With up to 150 vehicles registered from all over Europe, previous Lavenham Vintage Volkswagen Shows in Suffolk have been a huge success.  Plans are now underway for the third which will take place over the weekend of 24-26 June 2016.  Organised by the Historic Volkswagen Club and with assistance from the Split Screen Van Club, expect the 2016 International Vintage Volkswagen Meeting to be an expanded event with greater participation from overseas visitors and the VW trade.

The International Vintage Volkswagen Meeting at Lavenham differs from most UK VW shows in two ways. Firstly, it features only stock, un-modified pre-1967 Vintage Volkswagens.  Secondly the cars are displayed in a fantastic setting. Surrounded by many timbered buildings, including the famous Guild Hall, Lavenham's picturesque market square in the centre of the village is the setting for a display of the earliest vehicles. 

Additional displays will be located at Lavenham Hall and in the Sports Arena where the dedicated VW Trade Area and autojumble will also be located, just a short walk from the square and close to the church.  Visitors to previous events will be pleased to note that the potentially wet field previously used at the bottom of the village does not feature in the 2016 event display locations.

Entrance to the Meeting for spectators is free and visitors are invited to have a great day out - wandering around the vintage Volkswagens in the picturesque mediaeval village. It will be a chance to see many of the best early Volkswagens displayed by enthusiasts from around Europe.  A phone app is available for download which provides a guided tour of the many historic delights the village has to offer.  The phone app is available from the i-tunes store for i-pad & i-phone: and for Android devices from the Google Play store:

Visit the village website at to get a feel for this wonderful location.

As in 2012, dedicated VW parking will be available adjacent to the arena. There will be a small parking fee payable on the day, which will include an event guide with a map and all the display locations. 

If you're not fortunate enough to own a Volkswagen, public parking (including 2 disabled spaces) is available by the Cock Inn, opposite the church and there's a smaller car park on Prentice Street - also with disabled spaces.