British Car Fayre & Car Boot Sale
CAR BOOTY, ANYONE?
Downtown Historic Norcross - (September 12, 2015) - Since 2000, Historic Norcross' annual British invasion has entertained thousands with Jaguars, Rolls Royces, Aston Martins, Lotus, Land Rovers,Triumphs, vintage MG’s and more. This year's charity fundraiser event takes it over the top in classic British style with the addition of a "Car Boot Sale". Located in Lillian Webb Park during the 15th Annual British Car Fayre on September 12, between 9:30am and 3pm, a "Car Boot Sale" is the Brits' version of a major yard sale, with folks from all over metro Atlanta slated to sell stuff from the “boot” (what us Yanks call the “trunk”) of their car or truck. Everything from “used stuff” to repurposed furniture, art, antiques and collectibles will be for sale and while no one should expect to get rich, it is an exciting addition to the classic Fayre fun. Considered the largest event of its kind in the region, the Atlanta British Car Fayre typically draws over 10,000 visitors into Downtown Historic Norcross to raise money for metro Atlanta-based charities while celebrating all things British.
“This year our proceeds go to the Amanda Riley Foundation,” explains organizer Edna Berkshire. “Since our Car Fayre is always held in September it is quite meaningful to us that September is also recognized across the country as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and that we can perhaps make a small difference in the life of an Atlanta area child fighting cancer.”
Over 300 British-born vehicles are expected to be on display this year, while Norcross' downtown boutiques and restaurants add to the fun with opportunities to shop, win exciting raffles, and enjoy authentic British food and activities, including the Car Boot Sale.
“These sales are great fun in the UK so we thought it would be exciting to introduce the concept here,” says Berkshire, a native of London, England. “And Lillian Webb Park is the perfect setting – you can shop the Car Boot Sale then walk just a few yards to the Iron Horse Tavern for fish & chips and a pint or over to the Mason's Lodge for a real English Afternoon Tea. There will be lots of cars to see along the way!”
While only vehicles manufactured in England (including motorcycles) are qualified to enter the car show, vendors for the Car Boot Sale are encouraged to fill the trunk of any make car or truck and sell for only $15 a parking space. Volunteers are needed to help run the Sale as well as the Car Fayre, and visitors may take advantage of a shuttle bus service, available from two nearby locations into the downtown area. For more information about shuttle service, volunteering, to register a car or register as a CAR BOOT SALE vendor, please visit www.atlantabritishcarfayre.com. # # #