Swedish Day UK 2018.
Swedish Day 20188 was our 11th event and once again took place at our now established 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.
As early as 8.30 cars stared to arrive, although quite a few of their owners had stayed the night before, the sun was out and it was warm and stayed like that during the whole day. All the cars were parked around the very well kept lawn beside the pond. As time went by we realised that we would need to use the fields by the Tithe Barn, a short crossing over a flowing brook. along with the Trucks.
The Saabs, Scanias and Volvos came from all four corners of the UK, and were joined by a few of our friends from other parts of Europe.
During the day there were nine 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 Paul from livingtrees.co.uk gave an award to the "Furthest Travelled".
Dr Os Reid gave an award entitled "Best Modified
Swede". John and Sarah gave a prize for the
best Lego model chosen by the visitors
A big thank you to all the sponsors for supplying the trophies.
The seven prizes at the 2018 show were awarded like
Chris Hamley Saab Specialist sponsored the “Most Admired Saab”, chosen by the people at Swedish Day and presented by Chris, went to Mike Philpott with his
Send Fresh Chocolates “Most Admired Volvo”, chosen by the people at Swedish Day and presented by Azzy to Tony and their Volvo PV544
The Robin Morley "Most Admired Truck" went to Irene Wittich and her Scania P94D-220.
Andy Briggs Property Services "Best Modified Swede" was chosen by Tony and went to John Wylde and his Volvo XC90 Pick-up.
The Living Trees "Furthest Travelled" went to Laura Kouwert who drove all the way from Torgau in her Saab 9-3.
Dr Os Reid sponsored an award for "Favourite Young Swede"to John Wylde and his Volvo XC90 Pick-up.
John and Sarahs "Best Lego Model" prize was presented to (name to follow)
I would like to thank everybody for supporting this event, the helpers, the 7 sponsors mentioned above,Roger and Minnie for the location and everything they did for us at Haselbury Mill, the internet forums and blogs, my daughter Azabeth, John and Sarah, for a lot of internet help and 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 12th May, we will be serving the Saturday night carvery again and, if interest is there, a tour around the countryside on the Saturday afternoon.