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.

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 most recent show: Our show at Jubilee Gardens was a huge success! Thanks to all who came! You can see some of the photos from the day here on the right.

Spaces at future shows: It's May and we've already had one brilliant show, our Stanley Park show has been full for a couple of months and Fairhaven is about to reach it's limit, so if you haven't booked in you need to as soon as possible.

Venue for Fairhaven Show, Lytham: Please note that our show in Lytham on 10th September will take place at Fairhaven Lake as in previous years. Our thanks go to Fylde Borough Council for their continued support. Please read more in "Our Shows & Booking Form" section.

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 30th April

This was our second year holding a show at Jubilee Gardens, Cleveleys and we had large turnout.

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

Sunday 27th August

What a great show and turnout we had in 2016! With 250 vehicles and incredible interest from the public, it was another fantastic year at Stanley Park! Roll on 27th August this year!

Location: Italian Gardens at Stanley Park, Blackpool, FY3 9HU.
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This show has proved very popular and is now full, sorry.


Lytham St Annes

Sunday 10th September

Update - May 2017: Our friends at Fylde Borough Council have confirmed we will return to our usual location at Fairhaven Lake for 2017. Fylde Borough Council had arranged for us to move to a new location for 2017 due to the planned work on the sea defences by Fairhaven Lake. However these works will not begin until after our show and therefore we will only use the new location from 2018.

Trade enquiries are welcome, please contact Joan Ducker on 07746 490332.

Location: South Promenade, Lytham St Annes, FY8 1NP.
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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.

Special Events for Members

We also have Special Events periodically, with a Concours Night (2016 winner pictured above) 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:
8th June: Concours Night
13th July: Landlord's Choice Event
More details on the above events will be in May's Members' Newsletter

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

01772 459668 

Trade Stall Co-ordinator and Social Event Organiser:

Joan Ducker

01253 975133

07746 490332