Rotary Cars in the Park 2018 - 7th & 8th July

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Dear Participant,

First of all let me thank everybody that got involved in CITP 2017, we were so lucky with the weather, and what was really appreciated was the car club members and other non Rotarians who gave up their time throughout the year as well as some of those camping from the Thursday afternoon that helped on the Friday with the set up. As I have said in previous years the Rotary Club members are getting fewer and older and all the help we get from volunteers is really appreciated. If you want to volunteer please contact me via the contact us page.

We are also hoping this year to have more commercials along with military, PSV and motorcycles so if you own one of these vehicles please let us know - you will be very welcome. This year’s event is over the weekend of the 7th and 8th of July.

In 2017 we had the Midlands Air Ambulance as our chosen charity collecting over the weekend and again our President has asked them to be our main charity for 2018 so please give generously to their collectors who will be around the site. We are very fortunate that we have support from the Lichfield Mercury and associated newspapers, and from our Main Dealer friends without whom there would be no show.

Unfortunately due to spiralling costs of services and the significant fees we have to pay to Lichfield District Council for the use of Beacon Park, there will be charge for all entries of £3 per car which covers both days. For single entries the charge will be £5 per car and this will be collected after you have been parked - no need to book just arrive on the day. For clubs if you complete the form on the website we will then send you a paypal request for payment. Once we have received your payment your space will be confirmed. Could we have all club entries in by the 31st March as it is our intention to implement a new system this year that each pass will contain a unique bar code and also details of your club space in the park. In order to make this work quickly and effectively could all club members make sure they have their pass ready when they enter the park, each unique barcode will give entry to one vehicle. Please make sure that you are in the park by 11 am as no admittance can be given to the main field after that time.  Please note we will not accept the loud playing of music from car audio systems. There are still camping and stall spaces available so please complete a booking form via the website.

As in previous years, there is a charge of £5 for parking for visitors on both Saturday and Sunday.

Catering will be similar to previous years and there will be security with dog handlers on the Friday and Saturday night. We thank Strongs Plastics for donating the cost of the sound system and this year on the Sunday we have displays from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue and Staffordshire Ambulance Service. Depending on operational needs we also hope to have a flypast from one of the helicopters from Midlands Air Ambulance.

For those joining us as visitors we are open from 10 am on Saturday and Sunday. There is no charge for admittance, only for parking. There will be a separate Disabled Parking area so please ask the marshals for directions if required.

Once again we hope to have a large variety of stalls available over the weekend. There will be a Rotary stand at the event so if you are interested in discussing joining us please feel free to come and chat.


The Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad thank all of our sponsors for their help. Please remember that everything raised goes to charity - we don’t charge for visitors so please give freely to the collectors on the park.

Ian Hodgson
Cars in the Park Chairman

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