Various London locations
This wonderful event manages to combine just about every aspect of vintage life in one venue including retro clothing of all kinds, collectable household goods and vinyl, beautiful film cameras and of course some great classic cars, bikes and motorbikes.
Wayne Hemingway is the man behind the event where people sell their vintage stuff from vintage cars and with his dedicated team has made this wacky idea a reality. Mr Hemingway has not just put his name to the event but is clearly involved and can be seen wondering among the stalls and chatting with visitors and traders.
Although not everyone has a classic car at their disposal there are enough here to keep petrol heads happy. Commitment to the wearing of vintage gear is likewise variable but there are enough people sporting a stylish retro look to keep people watchers happy. It is also great to see so many visitors getting involved and coming in full outfit and no doubt hoping to add to their collection.
The atmosphere is unlike any other car boot you’ll visit with the emphasis on retro style and glamour rather than the usual wandering around windy field looking at clobber. There is always a DJ playing suitably classic soul, pop and Motown and some great food stalls if all the people, cars, bikes, cameras and clothes makes you peckish.
The Classic Car Boot Sale takes place in London about twice a year, but this makes it all the more special. Check out their website for forthcoming events and get your vintage glad rags on, you’re guaranteed to have a ball.
this in a feature taken from our forthcoming book:
by Andrew Kershman