Cart Marking is a very special day in the City of London’s calendar, when all eras of Commercial Vehicles come to join the ancient ceremony of Marking of Carts.
This year the Worshipful Company of Carmen Car Club will be adding to this ceremony a Vintage Car Display and are inviting all Liverymen who own a vintage car (pre 1939) to an unforgettable day in the City Of London.
The day will begin with a display and Concours d’Elégance in Guildhall Yard in front of City dignitaries and then parade your treasured vehicle through the famous streets. You can then park your vintage (or Veteran) car in Grand Avenue, a secure and guarded area of the cultural centre of Smithfield.
An old Routemaster bus will then “whisk” you back to Guildhall Yard where you can watch the ancient ceremony of Cart Marking from your own reserved seat. You will also get a free programme of the event. This will be followed by a reception in the Old Library and Charity Luncheon in the Great Hall. There will also be a Charity Auction of highly prized and valuable items. (Donations for this Auction gratefully accepted).
Every car entrant will receive a special commemorative car badge and be eligible to enter the RAC Epsom to Portsmouth Vintage run in early September. All cars will be judged and the winner will receive a special presentation at the event.
If you are interested, please email the Car Club, state your interest together with your name, email address, Livery Company you belong to, the make, model and year of your car. We will then send you more information and an entry form for completion.
Why not get up a table of 10 of your friends at the Charity Luncheon and make it an exceptional occasion?