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Car show comes to Mansfield Market

Posted onPosted on 27th Mar

Mansfield Market is hosting a car show on Sunday, 28th April — and so far around 60 owners have expressed an interest in taking part.

Mike Robinson, Strategic Director of Mansfield District Council, said: “The council is hosting this special event as part of our efforts to build Mansfield as a destination. We expect this car show to bring hundreds of extra visitors from both Mansfield and further afield, which will bring a welcome boost to the town centre.”

The event is being run by The Air-Cooled Travellers, who organise get-togethers among owners passionate about air-cooled vehicles, such as VW Beetles, mini-buses, camper vans and Karmann Ghia models, dune buggies, and air-cooled Porsches.

Marcus Di Lenardo, the founder of the group, runs his own travel agency and has been driving air-cooled VW Beetles all over Europe since the 1990s.

He said: “We are not a club or a vintage car association but meet to exchange adventures, stories, memories and news.

“The idea of meeting friends in market towns helps promote local produce, local industries and bring tourism. We welcome you to our gatherings!

“At the end of the day, we are all travellers. No matter what the destination, we never miss the chance of driving our air-cooled buddies.”

The meeting is open to the public and there will be live music, food and drink stalls and also face painting for children.

Vehicle owners who are interested in taking part should contact Marcus at [email protected] or call him on 07940 402196. More details about the show can be found on Facebook.