Swedish Day UK 2016.
Swedish Day 2016 was our 9th event and once agin took place at our now established new home of Haslebury Mill, a fantastic 19th Centaury Mill with lots of history everywhere you look.
Sunday morning saw us there early to set up the flags and signs before Swedish cars started to arrive. As always, we had the whole of Haselbury Mill at our disposal and needed to try and let everybody know where things were located.
Great Lyde Scouts were on the main driveway at 8.30 when the first cars started to arrive, the sun was out and it was warm, a few showers were promised but mainly it was going to a be a very dry day. All the cars were parked around the very well kept lawn beside the pond. Trucks and Trade were located outside the Tithe Barn, a short crossing over a flowing brook.
The Saabs, Scanias and Volvos came from all four corners of the UK, and were joined by many of our friends from mainland Europe.
During the day there were six judging competitions
going on. Three were named “The Most Admired Volvo,
Saab and Truck”. Each entrant was given the task of
choosing their Most Admired Volvo, Truck & Saab at
the show. Andy
Briggs chose his favourite "Young Swede" and Chris Hamley gave an award to the "Furthest Travelled".
Dr Os Reid gave an award entitled "Best Modified
A big thank you to all the sponsors for supplying the trophies.
The 6 prizes at the 2016 show were awarded like
Astley Saabs Favourite Saab “Most Admired Saab”, chosen by the people at Swedish Day and presented by Jerry Peck, went to
Saab 99 Turbo
Send Fresh Chocolates “Most Admired Volvo”, chosen by the people at Swedish Day and presented by Andrew Johnson, went to Sarah Poulton and her
The Tailored Transport "Most Admired Truck" went to Irene Wittich and her Scania P94D-220.
Andy Briggs Property Services "Favourite Young Swede" went to Martin Peachey,
Volvo V70 T5.
The Chris Hamley "furthest travelled" went toIain Hodcroft
Dr Os Reid sponsored an award for "Best Modified Swede" andMatty Bee with his Volvo S40 was chosen by Shau
Links to pictures and a short video can be found at www.swedishday.co.uk.
I would like to thank everybody for supporting this event, the helpers, the six sponsors mentioned above,Roger and Minnie for the location and everything they did for us at Haselbury Mill, the internet forums and blogs, my friends Alex & Isabel for "always" being there. But the biggest thank you goes to all the owners of those lovely Scanias, Saabs and Volvos that came along on the day.
Next years show will be held on Sunday the 7th May, as well a few things on the 6th.