Photos: OhSoRetro 2021

OhSoRetro Photo Frank Leppard

OhSoRetro has attracted crowds to its eighth event with more than 1,500 classic and retro vehicles on show.

The event at Palm Bay today (September 26) had 50 club stands and some 20 show and shine awards plus trade and autojumble as well as live music and entertainment.

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Since it was first launched in 2014 by VW enthusiast Lee Collier the show has grown in strength, attracting thousands of people to view the vehicles and enjoy the family fun. Cars on show ranged from classic to plain wacky.

All proceeds from the event raffle go to the 1st Margate Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade.


  1. I live on Palm Bay field, my garden overlooks it. So much for a quiet Sunday! Having noise which started at 7am this morning. Cars parking across your drive. Not sure why they can’t have this at another venue for example Quex? Away from resident’s doorsteps or is this too expensive for the organisers?

    • Hi there they have the Sunday ptfa boot fair each month so only once a year isn’t to bad for a local car show. Palm Bay council field seems like a sensible option as it is used by other organisations which attract many people from all over. Maybe people have become used to the lock down so everything was cancelled last year so probably take a little longer to get back to normal now.

    • ….be very wary of complaining about events on the field…….TDC could sell it off for housing if it isn’t used…..and no bequest or codicil will stop them….the Govmt are pressuring for housing…..

    • A bundle of fun you appear to be, Mr/Mrs or whatever, Anonymous.
      You could always have taken part by having a mooch around yourself instead of moaning

  2. It’s only once a year and we live on palm Bay and have people park all over the place who just have to tolerate the noise and the car for just one day as was cancelled last year due to covid( don’t see you complaining when the bootfairs happen each month on the same field

  3. I live overlooking this field and its fantastic……well behaved, really clean, everything cleared away thoroughly. Very well organised, great to watch. It’s only once a year for goodness sake, and the boot sales hardly raise 20 cars these days…

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