Wales on Wheels

Wales on Wheels 2017

It was a terrific day.
Updates to come over the next few days –
watch this space!

The fifth Wales on Wheels will be held on Saturday 6 May at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea. Click on the picture below to see images of previous sunny WoW.

Wales on Wheels.

Wales on Wheels flyer 2017

Many past participants will join us for a bumper year in 2017. For the first time we are joining with the Swansea Branch of The Historical Association’s Local and Family History Fair https://swanseaha.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/local-family-history-fair-2017/. There will be something for everyone inside and out.

Email john@globespinner.net if you want to bring a vehicle – absolutely free!

Swansea Bus Museum – ride a double-decker from the Museum to Mumbles!
Dr Who bus
Swansea Museum truck and bus
Ryland Classics
Classic Vehicle Enthusiasts Group
Yeoman Living History – http://www.yeomangreatwar.com
Swansea Motorcycle Club
Harley Davidsons from West Wales
Swansea Jacj scooters
Skewen and Pontarddulais Classic Car Clubs
Swansea Historic Vehicle Register
Institute of Advanced Motorists
Swansea University Racing Car Simulator – have a go!
Swansea Fire Service
Swansea Vintage Engine Club
Wallace and Gromit motorcycle with sidecar
Hedd wyn Classic Car Run 2017
Sinclair C5 with pedals for kids
Penydarren Steam Locomotive accompanied by Mr Trevithick himself – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZCfXIZGFhc
Gilbern Club
Oxfam transport book sale
60 Second Show and Tell
And many more

Unfortunately the Alvis Spartan armoured personnel carrier has developed an oil pressure problem and may not make it. As consolation here is a  video of the Spartan at the 2017 SHVR May Day Rally.  https://www.facebook.com/swanseahistoricvehicleregister/videos/789211941247504/

All welcome!

As usual we will have a dinner on the Friday night, this year at Swansea Yacht Club. The menu and order form is here: Wales on Wheels 2017 dinner menu

Joining Information

WoW 2017 site plan
Cars, bikes and scooters will be in Dylan Thomas Square. There are two entrances, at the Waterfront Museum and the Pump House. The Fire Service are on call so have the spot next to the Tram Shed at the Pump House entrance. We hope to have a ramp at the Museum entrance to DTS to save going over a kerb. Overflow for the cars is on the grass between the museums and on the hard-standing next to it. You will be directed where to go. Note that the Penydarren steam locomotive will be running. Please keep the two DTS entrances clear to allow access for late-comers and early-leavers (as if you would!).

Most of the buses and other heavy vehicles will be on the grass between the two museums, along with The Institute for Advanced Motorists and the van selling diecasts. The Alvis Spartan and the traction engine will be on the hard-standing in the garden, along with Yeoman and the static steam engines. The rally cars can also use this space.

The Historical Association’s Local and Family History Fair is taking place inside the Waterfront Museum. Fair exhibitors will unload in the garden and then take their vehicles elsewhere to park. Please be aware that Fair vehicles will share space with WoW traffic for a while.

At 2pm we will hold the 60 Second Show and Tell in the museum’s main gallery. Bring along an object – anything goes – talk about it for a minute, and baffle the museum’s director and curator who will try to add detail or identify the unidentifiable. Motoring and related objects are especially welcome.

Last year for the first time we held a WoW Concours D’Elegance Award. Our judge will pass more or less anonymously around the vehicles and exhibits to make his enigmatic judgement. Bottles of bubbly will be presented to the Champion and the Reserve Champion.

Access to all areas will be open from 0800. I will be in Dylan Thomas Square along with fire marshal Alan Kreppel and Waterfront Museum staff.

I have done a non-rain dance and the forecast is excellent. I look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.

John Ashley
Road Transport History Association events organiser
john@globespinner.net
0770 9900 788
www.rrtha.org.uk
www.haswansea.org.uk

We are grateful for all support and publicity – www.dynevorrevisited.org.uk/of-potential-interest/wales-on-wheels-saturday-6-may.html