Just a month ago we visited sunny Devon as there was something vintage involving stylish classic cars: TLB Revival 1st Edition this was.
Not an easy task to organize such type of event because when there is a first edition – whatever the topic – it can be hit or miss/ make or break.
Turner Locker Barnfield being a commercial property letting agents and consultants in Exeter the challenge was even more exciting. Having setup a dedicated Facebook page explaining in details what it is about to classic/vintage vehicle owners and other passionate, no one exactly knew how many roaring engines would turn up.
There was music, food, beverages (hot and cold) as well as a stall with vintage clothes, just in case people attending were after that accessory to give a final touch to their look. The response was rather pleasing as passers-by dropped in to contemplate the beautiful machines (cars and motorbikes).
It really gave Exeter a sense of Goodwood for a day.
Mark Turner (“obsessive petrol head” as stated on his social media profile bio @marktlb) didn’t stop his trip back in time with his own event. He took the road and went to the real thing: Goodwood Revival.
What was also interesting: not only people in their 40s or 50s where there but also younger generations. What does this say to us?
Despite of all the technology around us – not mentioning the iPhone6 – most open air vintage gathering will attract a wide range of participants and visitors. There is an ongoing passion even in the 21st century for stylish vehicles. It is not just about the car manufacturers but it is also a family fun day out where it is possible to re-discover the beauty of some bodywork and solid chrome features on wheels as well as handmade burr walnut dashboards & comfortable leather seats.
There is a real sense of community when being part of these annual meetings. It can be compared with Royal Ascot or The Boat Race. In general, a certain type of people are going there. Same goes with football, cricket or rugby. In other words, you won’t see a football supporter at a rugby match and vice versa.
There is something subtle and unique for each manifestation.
The feeling of being part of such group is almost comforting with a certain cachet too.
It is not about being pompous or arrogant about it, but just happy when such celebration is on the map.
Life can be stressful: either about work or family matters. There must be room for leisure too, which gives a certain escapism to our daily obligations.
Whatever your job position, financial situation or background, taking time away from work – even for a few hours – will give you a certain boost to recharge these batteries.
When meeting up with other people it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from – what counts is about the passion and the reason of showing up. Sharing the same interest for something almost exclusive will bring different cultures together and this is what it is all about.
In the meantime, we are already excited about TLB Revival 2nd Edition in 2015 – according to what we heard it will be better and bigger.
To be kept informed and know “what’s on” follow the updates via social media channel (https://www.facebook.com/TLB.Revival).