Who came up with the idea of the Military Vehicle Show?
The show was born from a long standing desire of our Chairman John Dale to marry up his passion for historic military vehicles, his farm and the desire to generate support for the Military Vehicle Trust and military charities. Over the years our shows have supported the fantastic Help for Heroes, and other charities providing support to the men and women of the UK Armed Forces.
With the help of a few dedicated and like minded individuals we pooled the very best of ideas from other great military shows and our own experiences to produce the Capel Military Vehicle Show. Undeterred by the cancellation of the first show in 2012 as a result of the wettest summer on record, we refocused to kick off with the 2013 show which surpassed all our expectations and produced an outstanding show.
The 2016 show was the 4th show on the site and each year we were growing in size and popularity. These shows are totally reliant on both the support of exhibitors and general public alike. We pride ourselves on giving you a memorable experience by providing a show with plenty of bangs for your buck, with everything from military motor cycles through to main battle tanks and frontline helicopters, whilst retaining the small intimate family feel of the show.
The period reenactors and singers assisted us in transporting you back in time and the displays of latest military vehicles and the Chinook helicopter brought you right back to the present day to help you experience the current challenges facing British Forces today.
For all that, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels and when all is said and done, our efforts are for nothing without your support. Whether you are a fellow military vehicle owner, an exhibitor or a member of the public, we again will cater for all ages and extend a warm and thoroughly genuine invitation to join us for what promises to be a fantastic, fun filled family show for 2017.