A Ford parts bo­nanza has been dis­cov­ered and Van­fest re­turns!

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

A bit­ter rift be­tween or­gan­is­ers that pre­vi­ously scup­pered a pop­u­lar all-makes van fes­ti­val has now been re­solved. That means Van­fest will be re­vived, with the next event tak­ing place in May.

It will be held at the Three Coun­ties Show­ground, Malvern, Worces­ter­shire, on 27-29 May. The first Van­fest was held at the venue be­tween 1994 and 2011 and in­tended as an event for all mar­ques. But it evolved into be­ing the world’s big­gest event for Volkswagen campers and vans.

A dis­pute be­tween the event or­gan­is­ers and hold­ers of the Van­fest name meant that the event had to close. The Volkswagen-based Bus­fest was then launched and con­tin­ues to be held at Malvern every Septem­ber.

With the ear­lier dif­fer­ences now re­solved, it has been de­cided that the time is right to try again to bring to­gether own­ers of all types of van (not just Volk­swa­gens) for a week­end event.

‘Van own­ers all talk the same lan­guage,’ says Van­fest co-or­di­na­tor Si­mon Hol­loway. ‘It’s a fan­tas­tic venue with great fa­cil­i­ties and the hope is that van own­ers will come and sam­ple this year’s re-launched event and then we can build on that foun­da­tion for fu­ture years.’

www.van­fest.org

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