Vintage Stony event faces uncertain future
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.
Is this the last Vintage Stony? Organisers are deciding its fate later this month.