One of Gloucestershire’s favourite summer events, The Pied Piper Summer Show saw thousands of classic car enthusiasts and families flock to the glorious Highnam Court to enjoy a weekend of displays and entertainment, with something for everyone.
The Barclays Fashion, Beauty and Craft Marquee looked stunning, with gorgeous crafts and produce on sale, along with regular catwalk shows and talks. Heading out onto the gardens, visitors were met with an array of the hottest new vehicles and automotive accessories from dealerships including Baylis Vauxhall, Bristol Street Motors, Cotswold BMW and Warners. Cleevely EV kept kids entertained for hours with their miniature electric Tesla vehicles that children were invited to have a ride in.
Gloucestershire Constabulary made sure none of the younger drivers stepped out of line, with their traffic unit in operation, giving advice and information to visitors. They even demonstrated their latest technology laser camera equipment, clocking Torty the tortoise from an adjacent attraction at record speeds!
There was a fantastic turnout from classic car owners as usual, and the front lawns at Highnam Court were adorned with beautiful classics and cars of interest. Owners were at hand to talk to visitors and answer any questions about their vehicles, so an interesting and informative day was had by all.
The main stage lawn saw a whole host of activity, from Lela’s SOH Fit morning energiser routines to GlosDisco providing hours of interactive entertainment for younger visitors. Local bands The RipCords and The Shy Teds headlined Saturday and Sunday respectively, getting crowds up and grooving to their renditions of classic tunes. A big thank you to The Ukeholics who’s signature sound was a huge hit amongst visitors of all ages, and Red House who even had band members volunteering in the tea tent when not performing!
The tea tent and bar was – as always – jam-packed, serving up thirst-quenching drinks and scrumptious afternoon tea and cake. Thank you to CGT Lettings for sponsoring and manning the bar for the weekend, and to Santander for their support with the teas, supplying volunteers and funding.
Overall, the Pied Piper Summer Show raised in excess of £35,000 to help sick and disabled children in Gloucestershire. Next year’s show has been set for 20th and 21st June 2020 and in true Pied Piper fashion, has designs on being the biggest and best yet. Save the date and keep an eye on our social media channels and the website for more information as we release it.