Please note the new dates: 17th-18th June 2023
The 2020 edition of the event was unfortunately postponed due to the Covid19 pandemic and re-scheduled to 2022, however as Covid19 continues to affect events around the world, the big German vintage show in Hessisch Oldendorf was also re-scheduled to 2022. So in order to avoid a clash with this event, the organisers have decided to postpone the event again and it will be held in June 2023.
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 fourth event which will take place over the weekend of 17th-18th June 2023. Organised by historic enthusiasts for historic enthusists, expect the 2023 International Vintage Volkswagen Meeting to be a very special event in the VW calendar.
The International Vintage Volkswagen Meeting at Lavenham differs from most UK VW shows in two ways. Firstly, it features only stock, un-modified or period correct pre-August 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 place in the centre of the village is the setting for a display of the earliest vehicles.
Additional displays will be located at Lavenham Press, village hall and in the lower meadow where the dedicated VW Trade Area and autojumble will also be located, just a short walk from the square and close to the church.
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. The day for spectators to come and see these amazing machines is Saturday the 17th June 2023, it will be a chance to see many of the best early Volkswagens from both the UK and Europe. We would also encourage you to take some time visiting some of the many historic buildings around this amazing village. Visit the village website at www.discoverlavenham.co.uk to get a feel for this wonderful location.
As in previous years dedicated VW parking will be available, 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 Horse, opposite the church and there's a smaller car park on Prentice Street - also with disabled spaces.