Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group



About Us

Over recent years we've gone from strength to strength with more members and immensely popular events with hundreds of vehicles on show and huge visitors numbers.

Here at Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group (BVPG) we are a group of vehicle enthusiasts. We are not just a classic car club, many of us own vehicles other than cars and some do not own a vehicle but have a keen interest in the motoring world.

If you share our interest, please come along to a club meeting or event and meet some friendly, like minded people, click "Latest News & Tweets" for forthcoming events.

For more details on our events, send us an email to

If you have any questions about our group please do not hesitate to call our Chairman, Bill Swindlehurst on 01772 633369.

Latest News

Keep up to date with the latest news and goings here. You can also follow us on Twitter and share your photos, find us @BlackpoolVPG.

Our shows

Entries forms are coming in thick and fast for our 3 shows this year, if you want to exhibit your vehicle, don't delay!

Exciting speakers at our monthly meetings

Hilary, our newly appointed Meeting Organiser and Publicity Officer, has been busy booking speakers for our monthly meetings, topics include "History of Liverpool" and "Wing Walking on Bi-Planes!".

Don't worry if you're not already a member, come along and see what you think, you can always join on the night.

Read on to find out more about our monthly meetings and speakers.

Our Shows

We hold three shows each year across the Blackpool and Fylde area which are proving more and more popular year on year often hundreds of exhibits on display from 1920s to date such as cars, motorbikes and military vehicles.

Guests and club members are invited to exhibit their vehicles at the events.

During the shows judges will make their way around all the exhibits and award points, resulting in trophies being presented to the worthy winners.


Jubilee Gardens,

Sunday 6th May 2018

This was our third year holding a show at Jubilee Gardens, Cleveleys and we had a great turn out!

Location: Jubilee Gardens, North Promenade, Cleveleys, FY5 1LW.
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Stanley Park,

Sunday 26th August 2018

We return again for another fantastic show in 2018! What a great show we had in 2017! With over 250 vehicles and incredible interest from the public, it was another fantastic year at Stanley Park! Please note this event is now full.
Location: Italian Gardens at Stanley Park, Blackpool, FY3 9HU.
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Fairhaven Lake,
Lytham St Annes

Sunday 9th September 2018

Update:Our friends at Fylde Borough Council have confirmed we will return to our usual location at Fairhaven Lake for 2018. Fylde Borough Council had arranged for us to move to a new location for 2018 due to the planned work on the sea defences by Fairhaven Lake. However these works will not begin until after our show.

Location: Fairhaven Lake, Inner Promenade, Lytham St Annes, FY8 1AZ.
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Booking form



We are always keen to welcome new members of any age into our club. So if you are a fan of the MG TA, Morris Oxford, Escort Mexico or another vehicle, we would love you to join and come along to an event or a monthly meeting and show off your motor. Membership includes:
- entry into all 3 of our shows,
- two Special Evening Events - our Concours Evening and Landlord's Choice event
- a Christmas Party
- a copy of our quarterly newsletter
- your classic vehicle insurer may also offer you a discount if you state you're part of a club (please check with your insurer).

Monthly meetings

Throughout the year we have regular monthly meetings at The Boundary at Fleetwood Cricket Club, Broadwater, Fleetwood, FY7 8AS

Thursday 8th March
Stand up bingo, prizes for everyone
Thursday 12th April
Roger Devonside, "Wing Walking on Bi-planes"
Thursday 10th May
Stewart McNulty with the "History of Liverpool"
Further details will be added over the coming months

Special Events for Members

We also have Special Events periodically, with a Concours Night and Landlord's Choice event where prizes are award for the Best Vehicle and a Christmas Party and driving days.

This year's event specifically for members:
Thursday 14th June: Concours Night, where member's bring their classic cars and prizes are awarded.
Thursday 12th July: Landlord's Choice Event where members enjoy another summer's evening out in their cars and the Landlord judges.
Thursday 13th December: Christmas Party

How to join

Membership costs just £20 per year. If you have a spouse or partner they automatically become a member as part of the £20 fee.

If you would like to join, please complete a Membership Form and send it to our Membership Secretary, Chris, together with payment (full details are on the form).

If you have any questions regarding joining our club then please do not hesitate to contact Chris (contact details below).



Bill Swindlehurst

01772 633369

Show/Rally enquiries:

Pat German

01253 865901

07530 339411

Membership enquiries:

Chris Mealor

Trade Stall Co-ordinator and Social Event Organiser:

Joan Ducker

01253 975133

07746 490332