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Thomas Westcott is delighted to sponsor the 2021 Sidmouth Classic Car Show. The event takes place in the cricket pavilion in the town centre on Saturday 18 September. 

The annual show is organised by Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce, to boost trade in the East Devon town. As active members of the Chamber, we have supported the show since it began in 2012.

This year, it promises an impressive selection of around 300 classic cars, including the oldest on display - a 1914 DFP- 12/40 HP Trophy Speed Model. Classic car enthusiasts will travel from Wales and across the South of England to display their much-loved vehicles.

Visitors to the show will also be treated to entertainment from Devon-based vintage vocal trio The Liberty Sisters and City Steam Jazz Band. Members of Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce will volunteer on the day, to ensure the event runs smoothly.

The 2020 show was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the 2021 event has been organised slightly differently from previous years to enable social distancing.

Thomas Westcott Director Mandy French, who lives in Sidmouth and works in our Honiton and Tiverton offices, has helped to organise the event as part of her role as Treasurer of Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce. This is a role which Mandy has held for just over two years, and has previously been held by Thomas Westcott partners for over 25 years.

Mandy said: “Sidmouth Classic Car show is always a great event for local businesses and the community, attracting visitors from across the UK to our beautiful coastal town. It feels even more special this year after being cancelled in 2020. 

“The show raises funds to support traders and events in the town, which is especially important at such a challenging time for businesses. We are looking forward to a really fantastic day.”

Show coordinator Mike Lavers said: "Thomas Westcott has been a sponsor and active supporter of the show since day one. 

“It is just so good to be able to have an event that everyone enjoys and also helps support the traders in the town. After all the problems of Covid, something positive is most welcome.”