Swedish Day 2013 was once again a well supported event. Just shy of 200 vehicles came along to the sixth show which was held in the show field at Haynes Motor Museum. This year we had the delight of welcoming seven trucks as well as almost all of the models from both Volvo and Saab from the early sixties to the present day.
Many prizes were awarded and these included three categories where the public helped to choose the winners. Each winner received a very nice glass trophy as well as a bottle of bubbly and a bar of chocolate.
The cars and lorries came from all corners of Great Britain including Scotland and North Wales. We also had foreign visitors who travelled from the South and North of Belgium and Central and Northern France. Its always a delight to see our European visitors enjoying the show. And its with them in mind that we start the weekend off with a carvery the night before at the local Sparkford Inn.
Set up started early on the Sunday morning and we welcomed everybody with a passion for Sweden. Even those with out a Swedish vehicle are always welcome to come and look around the 200 cars and trucks on display and to look around the stores and auto jumble.
This year we had the threat of rain, the first time in six years but luckily it did not arrive until after 1pm and did not deter the people from coming along.
Nest years Swedish Day will take place on Sunday the 11th of May.