Little Gransden Air and Car show celebrates 30 years


Published:
1:56 PM August 8, 2022



The Little Gransden Air and Car Show prepares to take off as part of its 30 year celebrations in support of the BBC Children in Need Appeal.

On August 28, an array of planes will take to the skies, an assortment of classic cars will be on the road, and several trade stands on the ground, offering something for the whole family.

As the show draws closer, the Little Gransden 10k charity run will take place on August 27, helping to mark 30 years of fundraising for children in need where, at this time, around £350,000 was raised.

Show committee member Dave Poile MBE said: “For a small air show with a nice atmosphere this is definitely a revelation. If you want a nice, friendly atmosphere you should come to Little Gransden.

“We should have a good turnout. I know for a fact that everything is going according to plan. We normally have very interesting planes coming in, and we just hope the weather stays as it is now.”

There will be over three and a half hours of flying action, which includes The Global Stars aerobatic team, a Lancaster bomber, spitfires, WWII warbirds and a small and large formation show with the small plane a 40% radio-controlled model.


A Lancaster bomber in the sky at a previous Little Gransden Air and Motor Show.
– Credit: Archant

Dave is hoping a Royal Canadian Air Force Aurora flyby will be cleared in time for the event, which they’ve had at a previous show, and so far it’s the only airshow to get a full display of an Aurora.

Dave added, “We just hope that this Aurora happens, and if it does, it’s going to be something special.”

More than 300 classic, custom and ex-military vehicles are expected at the auto show, alongside more than 70 trade booths and plenty of food and refreshment stands.


Several classic, custom, historic, vintage and ex-military vehicles will be on display at the auto show

Several classic, custom, historic, vintage and ex-military vehicles will be on display at the auto show
– Credit: Archant

The first air and car show was held in 1992 and has grown steadily ever since, thanks to the volunteers who strive each year to help more children in need.

For more information and to buy a ticket visit www.littlegransdenairshow.co.uk or visit Premier Travel in St Neots and the Woodview Farm Shop in Gamlingay.

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