2024 Events


Sunday 14th July – Visit to the J Myers Historic Vehicle Collection

Gil and Jane Stross have very kindly arranged an invitation for Classics on the Square to have a private visit to this wonderful historic vehicle collection, which is a registered charity and is only open by invitation.

I have been allowed a sneak preview, and it is amazing – a huge and fascinating collection of old trucks, fire engines, tractors, cars and memorabilia. There are even WW2 tanks and tank transporters, including vehicles that have taken part in the Anniversary of “Operation Market Garden” in Arnhem, Netherlands.

Details of the arrangements to follow, but in the meantime, please put the date in your diaries.


Sunday 11th August – Classics over Sands

An event that we have enjoyed in previous years – A lovely old classic car show in a fabulous setting on the showground at Grange over Sands overlooking Morecambe Bay.

As we will be travelling from different directions, the plan is to have an early rendezvous in the car park at Devil’s Bridge at Kirby Lonsdale. We can get a cup of tea or coffee (and a bacon sandwich if you are hungry) at the tea van at the Devil’s Bridge, and we can then drive in convoy from there to the showground. If we all arrive together, then the organisers and marshals will let us park together in the show. It is always a lovely show with usually a jazz band, the local girl guides serving tea and buns, and lots of stalls and other attractions as well as the old cars. More info and pictures are on the website shown below (including a two-minute video of the 2023 event which shows some of our cars).

After the show we can stop on the way back at the Fisherman Restaurant, which is a very nice fish and chip restaurant in Settle. (There are alternative menu choices to the fish and chips)

*PLEASE NOTE: C.O.S. members and friends who would like to go will need to enter their cars and pay the entry fee on the website:www.classicsoversands.org (Entry fee £7 per car with up to 2 passengers).

For this year, only cars that are more than 20 years old can be entered online. If you have a specific vehicle of interest that is younger than 20 years old and would like the organisers to consider entry, please contactCLASSICSOVERSANDS.org@gmail.com

Could the C.O.S members and friends who would like to go this year please let me know, so that I can then co-ordinate the arrangements.


Saturday 21st to Monday 23rd September - Classics on the Square Weekend Away - Crooklands Hotel, Near Kendal, Cumbria LA7 7NW


The Crooklands Hotel is well known to some of our members, and was a Cumbria Tourism Awards 2023 Small Hotel of the Year Finalist.

There is excellent parking for the old cars, and the hotel regularly hosts a number of classic car club events.

The price and booking arrangements have already been already circulated, but if any members would like me to send the information again, or would like any more information about any of our other events, then please let me know.


Martin Vesely


Classics on the Square

Tel: 07818 092402         Email: mwvesely@outlook.com