IN THE BEGINNING
First held at Stow Rugby Club in July 2007 the inaugural Stow Motor Show encompassed a mix of motors which
included a Robinson helicopter, whose lady pilot initiated us into helicopter golf, back on the ground a local family
were churning up the grass in their radial, aero engined WW2 Sherman tank, and Lotus 7 type cars paraded in the
show ring. About 150 exhibitors came and there was a certain level of success.
HERE WE ARE TODAY
Roll on 10 years and a newly formed committee with a renewed enthusiasm resurrected the motor show, this time
on the QE2 (Cricket Field) in Stow, the result on a sweltering day was a resounding success. With plenty of entrants
and local attractions – the mini ice cream van was in great demand – the whole day finished off with a band on a
trailer in the evening, whilst families picnicked, drank from the bar or were entertained on the fairground rides.
Profits were shared to local charities and the next show was planned for July 2020, but Covid put paid to that.
To keep the spirit alive it was decided in the Spring of 2021 to start a Motor Club, with the intention of running
various events throughout the year culminating in a Motor show to be held every other year -the last one was a great success and was held on 9 July 2022.
PART OF THE COMMUNITY
The club's ethos is to embrace people with motors of all types (helicopters and clockwork trains are welcome too!)
and to organise events throughout the year for members to enjoy, these can be diverse and varied
according to members' ideas. We also wish to help support three local charities, the Stow Community and
Family Hub, based at our primary school it provides an events venue and helps less advantaged children and
families, the Sam Pilcher trust helping young people with cancer, and Cotswold Friends a community support
group based in Moreton-in-Marsh.
To sum up we are a club with a constitution, a committee, money in the bank and a vision for the future, brought
about by the members.