Step back in time this Saturday for Gloucester Goes Retro

 

 

The streets of Gloucester City Centre will be transformed into a twentieth century timescape on Saturday 25 August showcasing vintage cars, music, and culture from the 20thCentury. Gloucester Goes Retro sponsored by Pro Global is a must for vintage culture fans and classic car enthusiasts alike.

 

The Gate Streets will exhibit cars from different cultural eras and will include vehicles by Aston Martin, Jensen, Bentley, Jaguar, Triumph, Morris and Alvis to name just a few. Westgate Street will host the 1900’s – 1949 featuring time-honoured cars from the turn of the last century through to the War Years, and taking in the Roaring Twenties. Rock around the clock on Northgate Street with automobiles from the decade that gave us Rock n’ Roll. On Eastgate Street you will find motors from the heady days of the Swinging Sixties and Southgate Street will be taking us from the Groovy Seventies right up to the present day.

 

In King’s Square, you can enjoy vintage entertainment and dancing throughout the whole day, from acts such as Betsy Harmony, performing vintage favourites from a bygone era including swing, jazz, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, wartime and music hall. Another exciting group to be on the lookout for are the Chord Royales, a six piece band specialising in doo wop.

 

As well as all of this, members from the cast of the classic hit show ‘Allo ‘Allo will be attending the event and encouraging fans to have a chat or grab a picture, there will be a number of other characters from television and film making their way around the city centre so be sure to keep an eye out.

 

There will be several awards up for grabs this year, the Best Dressed competitions will be returning and the organisers encourage you to dress up in your best vintage garb with a number of different categories to enter in to and new for this year there are various photography awards for any keen photographers attending this year’s event.

 

Gloucester Goes Retro is sponsored by Pro Global, and organised by Gloucester City Council, Marketing Gloucester and supported by Gloucester BID.

 

Find out more information at www.gloucestergoesretro.co.ukor contact Ben Hau at ben@marketinggloucester.co.uk.