Enfield Pageant Of Motoring

Enfield Pageant Of Motoring Motoring Pageant raising fund to supporting the upkeep of Whitewebbs Museum of Transport. History of The Enfield Pageant of Motoring

The first Enfield Pageant of Motoring came about in 1978 due to Beer and Rain!
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For many years the Enfield and District Veteran Vehicle Society held small events in and around the Enfield area. The Society was formed in 1961 by a group of like-minded people interested in saving and preserving old vehicles. In the early 1960s three vehicles were saved from the scrapyard. So many early commercials were being scrapped it was a tribute to the early members that these were saved. The cost of owning and preserving the vehicles was high and to meet the expense small events were staged. Through donations at fetes and public entry fees at rallies a small fund was built up to help restore the club vehicles. Fund raising was always a problem, there was never enough in the bank! The club decided to hold a rally on a farm in Buckhurst Hill, Essex. RainAmerican fell and fell and fell! The takings were small and the farmer who owned the field decided to sue the club for severe ground damage. The solicitors involved advised the club that the members and officers were liable. Settlement was reached and the club formed a Society, constituted under the Friendly Societies Act, to protect its officers. The Society took over the running of the events but with a major disadvantage. The members and officers could no longer be held liable, but the taxman wanted 45% of the profit! Every year a cheque was raised to pay the tax, but members felt they paid enough tax at work and did not want to pay more tax on the back of their hobby. In the mid 1970s the Society had reached an all time low. Every year rain fell on every event it organised and funds to keep the vehicles going were not sufficient. A figure of £100 was difficult to raise for tyres, repairs, etc. For the Society to continue more funding for the vehicles was paramount. Dry, safe storage was also vital as the vehicles were stored under tarpaulins. A new committee emerged at the Society's AGM in November 1976. The need to increase funding and provide adequate vehicle storage was at the top of the agenda. But, the taxman was still demanding 45% and the rain was still falling at every event. A proposal to create a museum by funding a bigger new event was adopted. The status of the Society was enhanced by the formation of a Charitable Trust to operate alongside. The tax problem was solved ­ charities do not pay tax!! London Buses A bigger event needed more funds to stage it. No funds were available in the Trust. It was decided to appeal for funds through a Grand Draw (a raffle). A recently discovered Armstrong Siddeley 20hp Limousine was put on a trailer and taken to Alexander Palace. A beer festival was in progress and CAMRA, the organisers, were kind enough to allow the vehicle (with its door hanging off) into the hall where tickets were sold in a draw. Huge support was given by the public and a profit of £685 was made after the prizes were paid. With £685 in the bank, the Enfield Pageant of Motoring and Collectors Bazaar was launched. The London Borough of Enfield were very supportive and granted permission for the Enfield Playing Fields to be used for the Pageant. The only condition imposed was that the event must be held in May and have the word "Enfield" in the title. Advertisements were placed in all of the national magazines and local press. Around 500 vehicles and 50 stalls were expected to attend the first two-day event. Stalls were £7 for one day and £10 for two days. Over 100 stallholders booking in and more turned up on the day. 600 exhibitors turned up, with vehicles ranging from a steam engine to a Rolls Royce. The weather was very hot and the public attended in huge number. At the end of the weekend the first Enfield Pageant had taken more money and made more profit than the previous twenty years of the old Society. No rain, no tax and a good event, now established that the prospect of a future museum was now more than just a dream.

Operating as usual

11/04/2021

We are very sorry to announce that we will not be presenting the Enfield Pageant of Motoring in 2021. The uncertainty of the Covid 19 situation and changing guidelines mean that its isn't possible to plan and run the event in a viable and safe manner, especially as cancellation insurance is no longer available, vital to us as a charitable fundraising event.

We intend, however, to harness some of the energy and enthusiasm generated for the Pageant by opening Whitewebbs Museum on every Sunday, between Easter and the end of October, rather than just on the last Sunday of the month. This is in addition to the normal Tuesdays. Anyone who wishes to volunteer to help us for Sunday openings please come forward - you don't need to be an EDVVS member.

We also hope to host smaller scale car shows and autojumbles throughout the summer. All details will be published on social media and our website.

Of course, all of this is subject to the Covid regulations applicable at the time.

12/12/2020

We are very sorry to announce that we will not be presenting the Enfield Pageant of Motoring in 2021. The uncertainty of the Covid 19 situation and changing guidelines mean that its isn't possible to plan and run the event in a viable and safe manner, especially as cancellation insurance is no longer available, vital to us as a charitable fundraising event.

We intend, however, to harness some of the energy and enthusiasm generated for the Pageant by opening Whitewebbs Museum on every Sunday, between Easter and the end of October, rather than just on the last Sunday of the month. This is in addition to the normal Tuesdays. Anyone who wishes to volunteer to help us for Sunday openings please come forward - you don't need to be an EDVVS member.

We also hope to host smaller scale car shows and autojumbles throughout the summer. All details will be published on social media and our website.

Of course, all of this is subject to the Covid regulations applicable at the time.

10/06/2020
Whitewebbs Museum of Transport

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport

Thoughtful video by our Club member, John Jessup on the Pageant that never was..

Just to confirm there is NO Pageant this weekend The Enfield Pageant of Motoring will be returning in 2021 Please share ...
22/05/2020

Just to confirm there is NO Pageant this weekend

The Enfield Pageant of Motoring will be returning in 2021

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19/05/2020
New Traffic Measures on Park Lane

New Traffic Measures on Park Lane

Park Lane is London's most important road running North-South through the centre of the city. Transport for London (TfL) has just added a new cycle lane and ...

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport
17/03/2020

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport

IT IS WITH REGRET THAT, BY UNANIMOUS DECISION OF THE TRUSTEES, WE HAVE TO CANCEL THE 2020 ENFIELD PAGEANT OF MOTORING, IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT ADVICE, TO ENSURE THE HEALTH OF VISITORS AND STAFF ALIKE.

Any deposit or booking monies paid will be refunded shortly.

We will however be returning in 2021, all being well, even stronger and determined to have a great show.

Please take care and look after your friends and family and if you could, PLEASE SHARE THIS POST. Thank you.

Some great news for this years Pageant. Book in as soon as you can to make it the best year yet
12/02/2020

Some great news for this years Pageant.
Book in as soon as you can to make it the best year yet

Very pleased to say that bookings from clubs, private entries and autojumblers are running at a higher level than usual for the 2020 Enfield Pageant of Motoring (23-25 May). If you are thinking of booking an entry for your classic car, bike or commercial, please do it sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment. Forms at www.whitewebbsmuseum.co.uk Email us at [email protected] or call
020 8367 1898.

22/01/2020
www.whitewebbsmuseum.co.uk

Booking forms for individual cars and autojumble pitches are now live to download from the Whitewebbs Museum of Transport website (Link below)

On the main page, on the left tool bar, click the link for 'Enfield Pageant' and the forms are underneath the flyer.

Club forms will be available soon
Message us directly so we can make sure you receive one.

http://www.whitewebbsmuseum.co.uk

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport
16/01/2020

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport

Well, not quite - but we have allocated a £100 cash prize for best Club stand at this year's Enfield Pageant of Motoring and £50 for the runners up. 'Every little helps'... 😁

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport
11/01/2020

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport

Enfield Pageant Of Motoring 2020 - we are delighted to say that the World Speedway Riders Association (WRSA) are joining us this year, and will have a display stand at the event and hopefully will be able to do Arena parades. Just one more of the new attractions this year. 23-25 May are the dates for your diary. See our official event page for details.

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Whitewebbs Museum of Transport
11/01/2020

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport

Enfield Pageant Of Motoring 2020 - we are delighted to say that the World Speedway Riders Association (WRSA) are joining us this year, and will have a display stand at the event and hopefully will be able to do Arena parades. Just one more of the new attractions this year. 23-25 May are the dates for your diary. See our official event page for details.

PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE OUR PAGE 😄

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport
06/01/2020

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport

Now into 2020 and the team have been working hard for several months ready to produce a memorable Enfield Pageant of Motoring for this summer. Make a note of the dates: 23-25 May at the usual venue of The Enfield Playing Fields EN1 3PL

New Arena entertainment this year includes 'The Imps', world renowned youth motorcycle display team, plus many more attractions - LARGE AUTOJUMBLE, FUNFAIR, LIVE MUSIC & DJs, VINTAGE VILLAGE, FOOD STALLS & BAR.

Monday 25th will have the added feature of 'MODIFIED MONDAY' so if you have a modified or custom car of any age that you'd like to show, please email us for a booking form at [email protected]

The Pageant is purely a fundraising event for the upkeep of Whitewebbs Museum of Transport and all monies raised are used for this purpose.

We receive no Lottery or Council funding and we are a volunteer run organisation. Regd. Charity no. 275684

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First batch of Pageant flyers have arrived! Let us know if you'd like any to take to events / club meets / hand out to f...
11/12/2019

First batch of Pageant flyers have arrived!
Let us know if you'd like any to take to events / club meets / hand out to friends

(Kindly sponsored by Vivien of Holloway)

25/11/2019
10/10/2019
Enfield Pageant Of Motoring
10/10/2019

Enfield Pageant Of Motoring

Hampton Roads Biker Events
08/10/2019

Hampton Roads Biker Events

30/08/2019
05/07/2019
Jamie Squib at the Enfield Pageant.
29/05/2019

Jamie Squib at the Enfield Pageant.

Hotties Vintage Village
24/05/2019

Hotties Vintage Village

It's happening -- Tomorrow at 9am the Pageant opens to the public!

£10 at the gates each day, all proceeds going to keeping Enfield's Whitewebbs Museum of Transport the gem of London.

But even more important -- here's what's going on during Saturday at the Pageant!

Nice rat rod  ( Chevy powered) and an Edsel, Also seen in Miami.
05/05/2019

Nice rat rod ( Chevy powered) and an Edsel, Also seen in Miami.

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport
19/04/2019

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport

WE NEED MORE Rootes Group cars at this year's Enfield Pageant of Motoring. Any era welcome for individual cars only now please, book by 8 May or a £10 late entry fee applies. Club entries have now closed for 2019.
Give us a call, message us or visit whitewebbsmuseum.co.uk and hit the Pageant tab to download an entry form. 3 days, over 15000 visitors - get the message out there 😁👍🏻

The Enfield Classic Car Club
20/03/2019

The Enfield Classic Car Club

Car advert, then......and now!

One of the bands joining us at the Pageant this year, playing in London this weekend
15/03/2019
The Chris Corcoran Band

One of the bands joining us at the Pageant this year, playing in London this weekend

The Chris Corcoran Band are an instrumental tour de force and unique to the UK Blues scene.   Hailed by Guitarist magazine as 'endlessly inventive' the band has performed at many of the UK’s noted blues venues and festivals, bringing their eclectic repertoire of covers and sel

Classic American Magazine
10/03/2019

Classic American Magazine

At the height of production in the 1950s and '60s Detroit was building a staggering 16,000 cars a day. Many were driven for less than a decade before being scrapped.
Having lost 90 per cent of its value in the first seven to ten years there seemed little point in fixing a Ford or Chevy, or even Cadillac or Lincoln, when it was cheaper to get a brand new one on credit.
Although some naturally got crashed, the majority of the cars in these photos were likely damaged when they were dropped into these enormous piles...

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport
04/03/2019

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport

We're open on Tuesdays, from 10. The lady on the right is riding what is believed to be the 1898 Holden that we have in the Museum. See it on the 2nd floor, it's a wonderful creation from the earliest days of motorcycling. (The lady on the left is Beatrice Shilling, a renowned motorcycle racer and engineer, riding a New Imperial)
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Whitewebbs Museum of Transport
22/02/2019

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport

Rover Day is coming...this Sunday 24th is it. Combined with our Open Sunday, it'll be lively. If you plan to bring a Rover (all models welcome), please contact the club on www.thersr.co.uk. See you there.
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Little model T doctors coupe I believe, advertising a cocktail bar, seen in Miami. Chevy truck being used as a bar in Me...
18/02/2019

Little model T doctors coupe I believe, advertising a cocktail bar, seen in Miami. Chevy truck being used as a bar in Mexico.

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St Georges Playing Fields Great Cambridge Road
Enfield
EN13PL

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Here's looking FORD to The Enfield Pageant 2021. Have attended every year since 1987 , always look FORD to this show each year along with The XR Owners Club. Take Care / Keep Safe
Can some one till me if this places will still be doing the Enfield pageant still on the end of may can some one let me know plz thamk u xx
Malc's Motorbikes are holding one of their regular monthly meet ups tomorrow. Come and join us for a coffee (or tea) and bacon rolls tomorrow Perfect opportunity to meet some new people and pick up some flyers for the 2020 Pageant!
It's a lush day out for all really put well together very organised
Hi, where is the best entrance for pedestrian visitors? Is it on the A10 as shown on the map? Thanks
We are bringing our diesel vw t25 for the whole weekend. Are there any London road charges payable ?
Here's a video I shot at The Pageant on Sunday 27/05/18, I hope y'all enjoy it ...
Great Day in the Americana
hey guys please check out my video of the show today link bellow https://youtu.be/rvthy_ETL1Y please give it a like or subscribe thanks for watching
Can we turn up on the day and pay . as i want to show car aswell.
Recruiting experienced vehicle wrappers-