Additional Attractions

Alton Classic Car Show will be hosting a range of entertainment and attractions throughout the day, including 3 live bands.

Programme for the day

Vehicles on display from 10am until 4pm

Live music starts in the High Street from 11am (MC: Dean Phillips)
The Judging of Vehicles will take place throughout the day

11am – 12pm: Live Music – Teddy’s Jazz Men
12.30pm – 1.30pm: Live Music – Blue Eyed Soul
2pm – 3pm: Live Music – Not Quite Vicky
3pm: Prize giving

Alton Morris will be performing at various locations around the town throughout the day

Music and Entertainment

Teddy’s Jazzmen – 11am to 12 noon

Teddy’s Jazzmen are a group of local jazz musicians from Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire.

All coming from different professional backgrounds, they started playing together several years ago in Farnham, and have continued their musical explorations ever since and through lockdown.

They enjoy playing jazz standards from the American Songbook, Broadway show tunes, bossa nova and other Latin rhythms. Gigs range from local cafes, libraries and charitable events to festivals.

According to band member, Michael Twiddy: “You will hear your favourite tunes played on different instruments and with vocals but hopefully in perfect harmony!”

Blue Eyed Soul – 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Blue Eyed Soul is a seven piece band playing a mix of pop, rock, blues and original material.

Formed over ten years ago, the band originally provided live music for Holybourne Theatre, broadening its horizons to play for local pubs and parties.

Find out more at : https://www.facebook.com/Blue-Eyed-Soul-416925265157280

Not Quite Vicky – 2pm to 3pm

‘Not Quite Vicky’ are an Alton-based band fronted by
Katie Ward on vocals who was once – just once – mistaken for Vicky!

Katie is supported by Greg Sloman on drums, Pete Haddow on guitar and Sam Bland on bass.

NQV pay homage to the Stones and Beatles through the Police, Bryan Adams, Gary Moore and Joe Bonamassa to Olly Murs and James Bay.

Sadly, the Alton Classic Car Show will be NQV’s last gig. Katie is retiring from the band to focus on other priorities. But NQV’s sister band, BandeX, will continue to be available for gigs. Contact Pete Haddow peter.haddow@gmail.com 07802 234905

Alton Morris Dancers –
Performances throughout the day

Alton Morris is a lively, friendly side for both men and women, dancing in the Border style.
You can see them during the summer months at a variety of festivals and local pubs. From October to April, they practise weekly at Alton Infant School.

On Classic Car Show day they will be performing at various locations in the High Street and Market Square.

New dancers and musicians are always very welcome – for details visit: altonmorris.co.uk

Alton Lions Craft Market

As part of this year’s Alton Classic Car Show experience visitors to the town will be able to enjoy browsing the staging of a special Craft Market from Alton Lions Club (CIO).

Normally held on the second Saturday of each month, this well-established ‘makers market’ has an excellent reputation for a wide range of unique high-quality products made by artists and skilled craftsmen and women.

To find out more visit altonlions.org.uk

Electric Vehicle Information Point with Energy Alton

Electric cars (with batteries charged by renewable energy) are one important way of eliminating the use of fossil fuels, given added urgency by the recent United Nations report (described by the UN chief as “a code red for humanity”) which stressed that we must act immediately to avoid climate breakdown. Electric vehicles also reduce air pollution which poses a major threat to public health.

Award-winning community group Energy Alton has organised a display of three electric cars with their owners (a Tesla, a Nissan Leaf and a Renault Zoe, and also an electric bike) – find them in the lay-by near Costa Coffee. This is a great opportunity to look under the bonnet, chat to owners and drivers and ask questions,
e.g. about driving mileage between charges and charging infrastructure. Run entirely by volunteers, Energy Alton has no commercial interest in the cars – it simply offers information.

Wey Valley Radio broadcasting live all day

Tune in on 101.1FM

Wey Valley Radio was established in the late 1980s to bring community radio to Alton and the surrounding area. Initially licensed in 1992, it was at that time the smallest radio station in the country covering just 25,000 people in the Alton area of North East Hampshire. The station broadcast from Alton until 2003 when, due in part to its success and the commercial environment at the time, it merged with Delta Radio in Haslemere.

Delta Radio broadcast from Bordon near Alton, until 2010 when its new owners decided to move production away from the area.

Since that time the original founders have been working to return truly local radio to Alton. WVR is now based at Alton Assembly Rooms and it will be broadcasting live from the Classic Car Show, with presenter Dean Phillips acting as MC in the High Street.

Drivers will be able to tune into their car radios to listen to live interviews and announcements on the day they take place. Just tune into 101.1FM.