With only two weeks to go, preparations are revving up for the Classic Car Boot Sale, the mini-festival that salutes beautifully designed cars paired with the best vintage traders.
The chrome is being polished, oil checked, seats adjusted, clothes steamed, shoes shined, bric-a-brac carefully wrapped, glasses cleaned, finest food products selected, guitars tuned and vocals warmed up for the arrival of the Classic Car Boot Sale on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April 2018.
Along with over 150 of the most stunning pre-1989 classic cars, motorbikes, bicycles and commercial vehicles, The Supercar makes its first appearance and a unique hybrid vehicle, part tube, bus and train will be on display for the delight of big and little kids.
Those brave enough should head to the BSpoke area (the ultimate bike bazaar) where there will be the opportunity to test your bicycle skills on everything from a mini penny farthing, to a bone shaker and the latest unique custom built bikes.
Mods and rockers will celebrate the joy of two wheels with a ride to the event on their vintage scooters – classic motorbikes will leave the Scooter Café, Waterloo and Bolt Motorbike Store, Stoke Newington on both Saturday and Sunday, arriving at King’s Cross around midday.
The fun starts at King’s Cross with entertainment from uniquely talented artists including Paris-born Florence Joelle who will be performing hot original songs and jumping jazz pieces. Lew Lewis will be belting out classic rockabilly and country tunes while Juke Joint J’s will provide a harmonica and guitar based mixture of 40’s & 50’s blues & boogie. At the same time Ten Bells Rag Band will provide home grown vintage jazz with an east London twist.
Savvy shoppers will not be disappointed with a huge assortment of stalls jam-packed with hand-picked classic couture, rare designs and one off treasures. First timers at the event include Wolf And Gypsy, voted Britain’s best vintage shop by the Daily Telegraph, who will bring their handpicked wearable pieces. Plus multi award winning, Vivien of Holloway will join the fun with her vintage-style dresses and reproductions of 40’s and 50s’ fashions, all based on authentic patterns and designed for modern women.
The mini festival for a fiver will be open daily from 10am – 6pm on the last weekend of April, taking over the stunning Granary Square as well as West Handyside Canopy, making it centre stage at one of London’s most exciting redevelopments. The whole festival will be set to a soundtrack of vinyl spinning DJs whose stage will be an iconic London double decker bus. There will also be great street food, bars and a dancefloor to shimmy in your new threads.