Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group


Our committee

Bill Swindlehurst (Chairperson)
Duncan Hayhurst (Rally (Show) Organiser and Vice Chairperson)
Phil Nicholl (Social Media Editor)

About Us

Welcome to the BVPG wesite. 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. Established in 1982, 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" for forthcoming events.

Each year we have an Annual General Meeting in October, this includes voting in our committee members for the following 12 months, you can see our current committee members on the left and details for those who you may need to contact are listed below (see our Contact section).

If you have any questions about our group, please do not hesitate to call our Chairperson, Bill Swindlehurst.

Latest News

You can now find us on Facebook.

This year's Show Dates
Our rallies for this year are confirmed. We will be at Stanley Park, Blackpool on Sunday 25th August and Lytham Green, Lytham on Sunday 8th September. Contact our new Rally Organiser, Duncan Hayhurst, on 07990 237548 or You can find out more about the shows here.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Our AGM took place on Thursday 12th October. We now have a new Rally Organiser, Duncan Hayhurst. Duncan replaces Pat, who after 10 years as Rally Organiser had decided to retire from the role, Duncan is now the contact (see our Contact section for contact details). Some of our committee members have a less visible role - Our website continues to be maintained by Jimmy. Phil joined to revamp our social media presence.

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

Our Shows

We hold two 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.


Find us on Facebook

You can now find us on Facebook


Stanley Park,

Sunday 25th August

We return for what should be another brilliant day for both exhibitors and vehicle owners.

Location: Italian Gardens at Stanley Park, Blackpool, FY3 9HU.

Lytham Green,

Sunday 8th September

Always a very popular event with typically over 300 vehicles of all ages on display.

Location: Lytham Green, Lytham, FY8 5QJ.


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 our shows
- Special Evening Events
- a Christmas Do
- your classic vehicle insurer may also offer you a discount if you state you're part of a club (please check with your insurer)
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Monthly meetings

Throughout the year we have regular monthly meetings at Fleetwood Cricket Club, Broadwater, Fleetwood, FY7 8AS. Topics have included "The history of Scammel trucks" and "Online transport archive (Blackpool & Fylde)". Don't worry if you're not yet a member, come along and see what you think, you can always join on the night.
Thursday 11th July: Theme to be announced. Thursday 8th August: Theme to be announced. Thursday 12th September: Theme to be announced.

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Special Events for Members

We also have Special Events periodically, with a Concours Evening where prizes are award for the Best Vehicle and a Christmas Do.

Thursday 13th June: Landlord's Choice event.

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, Joan Ducker, 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 Joan (see our Contact section for contact details).



Bill Swindlehurst

01772 633369

Vice Chairperson and Rally Organiser:

Duncan Hayhurst

07990 237548

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