Date: 19 July, 2016
It will be a case of tanks for the memories when the War & Peace Revival brings the world’s biggest celebration of military life and all things vintage to Kent.
Classic cars will be firmly to the fore during the five-day retro jamboree at Folkestone Racecourse from July 19 to 23.
Aerial displays are also promised, with the Hurricane and Spitfire just two of the famous names on show.
Pulsating parades and classic convoys
Automobiles from times past will be lining up alongside tanks, armoured, artillery and even amphibious vehicles, as well as Jeeps and motorbikes.
Parades and convoys are also set to delight the audiences, with different exhibitions planned throughout the festival. If you own a classic vehicle from the 1930s-60s, why not join in?
Wednesday (July 20) sees Dannatt’s Convoy take place, when any post-war vehicle can join in the fun. Thursday (July 21) brings Monty’s Pride and Patton’s Parade, in which Second World War vehicles from the US, Britain and the Commonwealth will participate.
Friday (July 22) sees REOs and German Second World War machines take centre stage.
In Saturday’s convey, the emphasis will be on steel, with tanks taking the limelight.
Don’t leave without…
• Checking out the Victory Marquee: Organisers promise entertainment including comedy, burlesque, dance and music.
• Grabbing a retro bargain at the Vintage Market Place: Make-up demos, hair exhibitions, memorabilia boutiques, homeware goodies and original retro and vintage fashion are all here to tempt you.
• Getting into the spirit: There’s a daily “best dressed” contest with judging based on authenticity, elegance and style.
• Finding out how things really were: Re-enactments will demonstrate just how tough it was on and off the field of battle. These include depictions of Brits, Americans and Russians during wartime, as well as recreations of the travails faced by those on the home front.
• Trying the thrilling activities on offer: These include rides in helicopters and tanks.
Adult day tickets cost £18 in advance, £36 for a two-day pass and £90 for the full five days. It’s £20 on the day and children go free. The action starts from 10am and runs until 5pm.