Swedish Day UK 2019.
Swedish Day 2019 was our 12th 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.
As early as 8.30 cars stared to arrive and by 10.00am there were 100 Saabs and Volvos parked up. Once again we were blessed with very nice weather. The sun was out and it was warm and it 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.
During the day there were seven 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. Dr Os Reid chose his favourite "Young
Swede" and Andy Briggs gave an award to the "Furthest Travelled".
Volvo Owners Club 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 2019 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 Tony Grestock with his Saab 92a
Volvo Owners Club
The Robin Morley "Most Admired Truck" went to Irene Wittich and her Scania P94D-220.
Volvo Owners Club "Best Modified Swede" was chosen by Ron and went to Alfonso and his Saab 9-3 Convertible.
A R B Property Services "Furthest Travelled" went to John Walsh who drove 240 miles in his Saab 900.
Dr Os Reid sponsored an award for "Favourite Young Swede"to Gary Anderson and his Saab 9-3 Estate.
John and Sarah's "Best Lego Model" prize was presented to John and Irene for a model of their Scania Truck
Dave and Anne Dallimore were selling some books and brochures for a dear friend who pasted away and raised £228 for the RNLI.
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 10th