JK Show Report: Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023

JK Show Report: Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023

JK's Head of Marketing
Published 7 August 2023
Josh Reynolds

We’re proud to have been the main event sponsor for the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show, which took place this weekend in Churt, Surrey.

It was an incredible event with an amazing turnout, and the team at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care have confirmed that the event raised over £55,000!

We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported the event and the charity, and contributed to a successful event and a fantastic fundraising total! 

A view up one of the walkways at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023A view up one of the walkways at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023

Just Kampers and Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care

We’ve been supporting Phyllis Tuckwell for a number of years now, and our last few JK Open Days raised money for the charity ­– The 2022 event raised £18,950.95.

Since we’ve had to bring the JK Open Day to a close, we’ve thrown our support behind the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show to help them to raise money to continue offering hospice care and support to adult patients, and their families.

Click here to find out more about Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care and the work they do.

Some of the cars parked up in the Just Kampers area at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023Some of the cars parked up in the Just Kampers area at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023

Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023

The show took place on Sunday 6 August a few miles from JK HQ, and we helped the great team at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care to organise the Motor Show, so it was great to see that it was such a huge success!

Despite the torrential rain we experienced on Saturday, the fields which hosted the Motor Show held up really well and didn’t turn into the swampy mess we’d been worried about.

Overall around 1,000 different vehicles attended the event, with everything from 1940s tractors through to new Porsches parked up alongside each other.

A really cool purple Beetle at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023A really cool purple Beetle at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023

Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023

The show took place on Sunday 6 August a few miles from JK HQ, and we helped the great team at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care to organise the Motor Show, so it was great to see that it was such a huge success!

Despite the torrential rain we experienced on Saturday, the fields which hosted the Motor Show held up really well and didn’t turn into the swampy mess we’d been worried about.

Overall around 1,000 different vehicles attended the event, with everything from 1940s tractors through to new Porsches parked up alongside each other.

Since I usually only really go to VW shows, it was a get a look at some really cool classic and modern cars up close and personal. It was great to see so many people there, even if I didn’t get to chat to as many people as I’d have liked, but I was being directed where to go by my four-year-old son who wanted to go and see all the cars (specifically the red ones).

The Vehicles

Tickets for the event sold out incredibly quickly, which is great news for the Phyllis Tuckwell team who organised the event. It may have been disappointing for anyone who wasn’t able to attend and display their vehicle at the show, but we’ve got our fingers crossed that the Motor Show will be held there again next year.

Around 1,000 different classic and modern vehicles turned up, with a few that I recognised (like the Raccoon City police car I spotted at Wheels Day earlier in the year) and some pretty famous cars I hadn’t seen up close before – like Revenge.

A Isetta 'bubble car' at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023A Isetta 'bubble car' at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023

Awards were given out for different categories, including a winner from among the Porsches at the event, and a winner from the ‘Pride and Joy’ category which included a really diverse range of vehicles.

It was a great opportunity for people to check out a really eclectic range of vehicles, and there was definitely something for everyone. I was a big fan of the Isetta ‘Bubble Car’ for it’s unique look and incredible front-panel-and-cab-door combo, while my son’s favourite was the ‘red Porsche’ with no elaboration on which red Porsche.

The Museum

One of the huge draws for the event was that a local family, Robert and Tanya Lewis, had been generous enough to open up their site (and the museums on it) to so many people at once. While usually only accessible to a relatively small handful of people at a time, usually from owners clubs, the Lewis family welcomed thousands of people through the gates for the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show.

Directed and shepherded around the site by dozens of lovely Phyllis Tuckwell volunteers, we were allowed to roam through the fields which held the display vehicles, admire the incredible collection of automotive memorabilia, paraphernalia, and miscellanea which covered everything from early petrol pumps through to a brand new racing simulator.

One of the museums at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023One of the museums at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023
Another shot of one of the museums at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023Another shot of one of the museums at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023
Part of the Lego display at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023Part of the Lego display at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023

Visitors of all ages were entranced by the collections of vehicles and other historic items in the museums, as well as the pair of miniature donkeys and the outbuilding full of Lego. We were there for the full day and didn’t see anyone disrespecting the collection or touching things they’d asked not to be touched, which was great.

The Silent Auction

Part of the fundraising for the event ­– aside from the entry costs going to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care – was the silent auction, where people could name their price for a selection of awesome prizes, and hope that they’d bid the most.

Our very own photographer extraordinaire, Nick Proctor, donated his time in the form of a bespoke photo shoot for the winner’s vehicle, and other prizes included a four-night stay in an apartment in New York, overlooking Central Park, and a ‘super trip’ on a 55ft powerboat for eight people!

The winners are announced at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023The winners are announced at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023

This was a great way to raise more money for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, who offer invaluable care and support for patients and their families.

Thank you, everyone!

We wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make the event such a success, including the team at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, Robert and Tanya Lewis who very kindly hosted the event, the fantastic volunteers who were on hand to guide and assist people, and everyone who attended and get involved in donating and fundraising during the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show.

A few more of our cars parked up in the Just Kampers area at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023A few more of our cars parked up in the Just Kampers area at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023
Part of the museum collection at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023Part of the museum collection at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023
A Peel safety car at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023A Peel safety car at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023
Another small fraction of the museum display at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023Another small fraction of the museum display at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023
A cool Porsche tractor at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023A cool Porsche tractor at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023
A hybrid Porsche at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023A hybrid Porsche at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023
Another peel on display in the museums at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023Another peel on display in the museums at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023
More from the museum at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023More from the museum at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023
An F1 display at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023An F1 display at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023
More of the F1 display at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023More of the F1 display at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023
Part of the Porsche display at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023Part of the Porsche display at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023
More of the Porsche display at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023More of the Porsche display at the Phyllis Tuckwell Motor Show 2023
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