Vin­tage Stony event faces un­cer­tain fu­ture

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The tenth Vin­tage Stony event at­tracted more than 700 clas­sics and thou­sands of vis­i­tors to Stony Strat­ford, near Mil­ton Keynes, Buck­ing­hamshire, on 1 Jan­uary (see page 20). But or­gan­is­ers of the show, which raises thou­sands of pounds for the local Willen Hos­pice, have raised se­ri­ous doubts about its fu­ture.

Spokesper­son, Ray Cob­ley, said: ‘We need more vol­un­teers and new blood in or­gan­is­ing the event, which takes an in­cred­i­ble amount of work to set up.

‘ The other is­sue is that the event has grown so much and cars are park­ing all over the place. As the event is held in the town cen­tre, it’s very dif­fi­cult to im­pose re­stric­tions.

‘ The show is very pop­u­lar and we don’t want to see it go. We have some in­ter­est from peo­ple in­ter­ested in tak­ing it over, and will be talk­ing to them.

‘One pos­si­bil­ity is that we could in­tro­duce a book­ing sys­tem rather than just hav­ing peo­ple turn up, though we like the event to be as in­for­mal as pos­si­ble.’

Vin­tage Stony sees clas­sics take over the High Street and just about ev­ery other town cen­tre space avail­able with mainly pre­war clas­sics con­gre­gat­ing at the Mar­ket Square.

Sis­ter event, Clas­sic Stony, is not af­fected and will take place on 2 June.

vin­tage­stony.co.uk

Is this the last Vin­tage Stony? Or­gan­is­ers are de­cid­ing its fate later this month.

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