June 19th-21st 2020
11th-13th September 2020
Following Sunday’s announcement regarding the current Covid-19 lockdown, it has become apparent that it is unlikely that social distancing rules will be waived any time soon.
As it would be completely impossible to implement social distancing in the Market Place and Village Hall, the event as we know it could not be staged. There is also the question of whether pubs, hotels and restaurants will be open by September and with what capacity. There are also questions over foreign visitors to the show both via flights or with their cars from Europe. We only want to put on the best British vintage VW event possible, not a show that is severely compromised.
Consequently, we have reluctantly decided to postpone the event until 17-19 June 2022 when we should be able to do it justice. With 2021 hosting the Hessisch Oldendorf meeting in Germany, we have decided that postponing Lavenham for one year would not be in anyone's interest, so a postponement of two years seems the most appropriate option.
All entrants who have paid their entrance fee will receive a full refund and will need to re-enter when registration opens again nearer the time. These refunds will be processed as soon as possible.
This has not been an easy decision for us to make and it has taken a long time for us to arrive at, but we feel that the safety of everyone who attends the meeting is paramount and at the same time we need to be able to deliver the top-quality event that is expected from the Lavenham Vintage VW Meeting. We look forward to your continued support in 2022.
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
19th-21st June 2020. Organised by historic enthusiasts for historic enthusists, expect the 2020 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 20th June 2020, 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.