Doddington Hall - A Vintage Affair
Posted on 17 May 2017
Back in early April we were delighted to receive an email from the Events Team at Doddington Hall, Lincoln who advised us that they were runnig a Vintage Affair, a 50/60's themed event, and could we possibly oblige and bring along some of our older classic cars. Having visited the Farm Shop, Home Store, coffee shop and bought a number of Christmas Trees from Doddington Hall many times in the past we already knew what a wonderful venue the Hall is and naturally we were delighted to help and with some stunning late 50's classic in our Showroom we knew exactly which cars would really the pull the crowds.
With dust covers removed and an eye on the Bank Holiday weather forecast we fired up our brace of V8 Ford Thunderbirds and set off for the show arriving bright (actually it had started raining) and early and pitched our display so that 'day' visitors would soon be coming over for a chat. With Richard completing laps of our huge '60 Thunderbird in an attempt to keep her dry (like a painter working on the Fourth Road Bridge) we wondered if the weather was going to break as promised. Thankfully by 10am and having devoured a bacon butty and much needed coffee the sun finally began to shine and the day remained glourious and we were in-undated with enquiries throughtout the day, with people not only wanting to know about the cars we have within the portfolio but also about our selling and sourcing services.
Although a relatively new event, a Vintage Affair was just fantastic, plenty of stalls with vintage clothing, antiques, hair-stylist, a DJ playing old 78rpm records and it was great to see all the people making an effort to dress in period outfits, so much so that at the end of the day we were approached by Jon at Instictive Photography and asked if our two cars could be used for some creative pics for use on various social media outlets.
A great day out, helped by welcome visits from family and friends popping in to say 'Hi' we'll definately be back next year......I guess we'll have to dig our our stingback driving glove and maybe a cravat for the more authentic look though!