Tuesday July 30, 2019
Lancaster Insurance are immensely proud to have been the classic car sponsors of last week’s War & Peace Revival The five-day military and vintage show, which ran from 23rd – 27th July, was held at the beautiful Hop Farm in Paddock Wood, Kent.
At the event thousands of military and classic vehicles from around the world came together.
The vehicles included tanks, armoured and amphibious vehicles, cars, bicycles, motorbikes, jeeps, desert attack vehicles as well as emergency vehicles, commercial vehicles and many more.
It was great to see these vehicles moving around the show, giving everyone a chance to see them in action.
The effort put into this show was incredible and gave us a real feel of how life was back then.
The Living History area included trenches dug especially for the show with dramatic re-enactments giving us an insight to the action at the front.
It was amazing to see and speak to so many people, whether it be for queries about quotes or just to stop and have a general chat about the show.
The trade stalls there also brought enthusiasts from all over the world offering things such as clothing and uniforms, weaponry, vehicle parts, books, militaria – everything from hair accessories to tanks!
There was also an expansive range of first-class models on display for all the modellers to admire and the craftsmen were always willing to share their knowledge and experience.
The magnificent festival also included a ‘Vintage Village’ which could be found next to the Vintage Marquee.
So for those wanting a little bit of glamour after a few hours of walking round in the blistering heat that we had at the beginning of the week, there was the chance to shop till you drop and find that pretty number for the evening.
You could also book an appointment and get pampered with a vintage hairstyle and make up to match!
Opposite the salon was also a 1940s barbers, meaning the gents got to treat themselves too with everyone looking ace for the evening’s entertainment.
The Vintage Marquee featured free day time entertainment, mainly from 1940s and 1950s.
It was fantastic to see so many families thoroughly enjoying the singing and dancing with many participating in the jive lessons offered by professional dancers in prep for the lively night ahead.
Our stand was situated opposite the Home Front Area, the biggest Home Front display in the country alongside the RAF display.
This was a complete pop-up village dedicated to portraying home life in WW2 which was absolutely fantastic to see! It also featured the ‘pop-up’ dancers that paid a visit a few times a day to sing and show us their moves!
Lancaster Insurance were proud to present awards to the Best Classic and Best Military Vehicle at the show.
The Best Classic Car award went to a ’62 Chevy C10 which had only two owners from new (the previous owner being from Texas where the vehicle was used for farm work, and now its current UK owner).
This was a beautiful vehicle that definitely stood out.
The Best Military Vehicle award went to the Austrian tank that had been fully restored and then used in the re-enactments.
The attention these tanks got was overwhelming so it was quite clear they were a work of art!
Photo credit: Gasoline Ally Speedshop
The amazing display of vehicles and the great atmosphere of the show really made it something special.
We had a truly amazing week at War & Peace Revival 2019 and are proud to have been a big part of it.
Visited the show and want to find out more about our military vehicle insurance?
We have designed a military vehicle insurance scheme which covers genuine ex-military vehicles that are at least 10 years old, and benefits of the scheme may include:
- Drivers between the age of 21-70
- Member to member driving cover
- Show and Rally Cover included
- Cover for vehicles not registered with the DVLA
- Multi-Vehicle policies available
- Club Member discount