A bigger Plum Jam Classic Air-Cooled Volkswagen show returns to Horsham this weekend

The Plum Jam team supported by Horsham Markets and Horsham District Council bring their special blend of air-chilled vibes to Horsham for their fourth annual show, promising their largest display so far, on Sunday 26 May.

Some 160 “v’dubs” are expected across the town and this year as Plum Jam introduce a new ‘California Zone’ thanks to a partnership with The REC Rooms Bowling Alley located on the edge of Horsham Park.

Plum Jam is a free to attend air-cooled Volkswagen show in the heart of Horsham Town Centre. If you dream of taking off into the sunset with just a campervan and a surfboard for company, if you appreciate the hard work, love and dedication it takes to restore a classic vehicle or if you just love a bit of nostalgia on a Sunday afternoon then you will love this classic Volkswagen show.

You will find cool vehicles placed throughout the town centre amongst a wide variety of shops in the Carfax, West Street, and the Forum and East Street is the vibrant restaurant quarter of the town hosting many excellent eateries and a few good watering holes too, so stop by for a bite to eat and enjoy the views of vintage VW’s each with their own personality and dedicated owners.

For the first time The REC Rooms are staging a California Zone just through the Albion Way underpass on the edge of the Park. (Lampost signs will help direct you there and back from the Carfax). Aside from an impressive display of ‘surf tuned’ vehicles outside of the ‘Rec Rooms’ live music venue and new ‘Club House’ sports bar, an outdoor stage will host an exciting programme of music which starts at 12 midday headlined by the ‘Chilli Fighters’ who will play from 4pm.

A fabulous selection of stalls, street food and drink have been curated by Horsham Markets by Food Rocks and Manic Mundays present a programme of music on the bandstand that runs from 11am to 3pm. DJ Brian Mole will be spinning the decks on the Forum plus there will be dance displays from Horsham’s Upbeat Dance Company.

Plum Jam 19 is supporting Storrington based charity, Auntie Val’s Ability Centre who generate work opportunities for people with disabilities, producing a famous range of artisan preserves. To celebrate their association, Auntie Val’s will be in in the  Carfax alongside Plum Jam’s merchandise stall, selling a special edition of their Victoria Plum Extra Jam and a wide range of their sweet and savoury preserves.

Supporting the safe movement of display vehicles into the town will be the Blood Transport bike heroes, SERV Sussex who will be on hand throughout the day to spread awareness of their charity that undertakes such essential community services.

Sponsors this year include Henfield based Brazilian van importers VW Kampers and regulars, Kustom Revival, the newly rebranded Shoreham based Heritage Parts Centre and Tullets Self Drive Hire.

The day starts with an early cruise up from Shoreham travelling through Henfield, Cowfold and Southwater, between 8:30 and 9:30am. Plum Jam would love for locals to wave to these much loved classic vehicles as they pass through their villages. They will then travel into Horsham Town Centre arriving between 9.30am to 10.30am where they will be on display until their departure at 3.15pm.

Organiser Plum Jacobs is extra excited by this year’s Plum Jam festival saying, “We have assembled the largest display of VWs at a Horsham Jam so far, as well as a brand new display zone at The REC Rooms.

“It’s going to be a great show and I hope that as many people as possible enjoy looking at all the different varieties and styles of these iconic vehicles. We have got some amazing looking examples joining us for the first time this year and our very own Plum Jam jam. Don’t go home without a pot or two!”

Further information is available on Facebook and at www.plumjam.show

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