We were delighted to receive a deluge of supportive comments of Facebook and in emails sent direct to the Club. These are shown below plus extracts from emails from some of the charirities we supported this year.


Drew Thomas. A brilliant show, it’s my favourite and travel far to attend. Thanks to everyone involved for

Steve Dinsdale. Excellent show! Thank you to everyone who volunteered to put the event on.

Anthony Smith. It was excellent can’t wait to go again

Duncan Rickards. Huge amount of work to put on this great show and you all did it so well.

Jennie Mark Davies. Yet another great show! Can't believe another year has slipped by. Good turnout, many good stalls, fantastic collection of vehicles as always. Looking forward to next year. Well done to all concerned.

Terry Court. Thanks again for a well organised and friendly weekend had by us in the campsite area.. not the easiest job I know. Had a great weekend with you again this year and look forward to next! Thank you from the Volvo Enthusiasts Club.

Clive Gilbert. Excellent weekend all the to all the people that came and the organisers thank you

Drew Thomas. Thank you to everyone involved for all the huge amount of effort that goes into putting this show on. My 9th year, and travel 100 miles to get there. Great show, great facilities (the showers were the best I’ve known) great atmosphere THANK YOU!....see you next year!

Kev Groom. A big thank you from MX5 owners club, we all had a fantastic weekend, roll on next year!

Ade Scrimgeor. Fabulous weekend as always and your Marshalls are all so helpful and friendly, so good to have been involved for over a decade

Ruth Chalmers Thanks to all who worked hard to make it another fabulous weekend. X😊

Marvlis Marbles Viljoen. Amazing day today!! Thank u very much to all who made the car show possible. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ™πŸ»

Ian Postles. What a great time we had on the Aston stand. Thanks to all the organisers, volunteers and people who visited our stand πŸ‘πŸ‘

Nigel Hewart Fantastic weekend thank you we enjoyed our time showing our car roll on next year

Viv Carton Please say thank you to all who made this the best show we have had. Looking forward to next year

Paul Brock. Thankyou for a fantastic show, we have visited today and my wife and I were amazed, the organization and planning of the site was superb, we can't wait for next year. Sincere thanks to you all.

Tim Hipwell. Fantastic weekend - thank you all !!!!

Steve Alford .Thank you so much to all who put the huge effort into organising the show this year - absolutely fantastic.

Chris Barham. Brilliant time had on Sunday, such a wide range of vehicles to look at. Quick question does anyone know the name of the trader selling oils? Cheers.

Lulu’s Shake Shack. Thankyou for a great weekend πŸ™‚ πŸ₯€

Tracy Acton. Brilliant day! Thank you.

David Andrews. Great weekend as usual, thank you Crash Box.

Jason Barrett. Thank you to everyone involved in organising such a fantastic show, look forward to it every year.

Courtneys of Whimple .Thank you for another extremely well organised Show!

Michael Carrer. I think this is one of the best shows I been to. Will definitely be returning next year. Thank you to everyone who put in all the hard work.

Steven Loader. Fantastic weekend in stationary engines and well done crash box on a brilliant show

Stuart Sinclair. Done my first autojumble there this year, might do another next year ?

Adam Mann. Such a good weekend, even with my limited view from the medical tent. (I did manage to have a walk round and find the yanks and 105e stand though). Thank you all for making us so welcome, hopefully see you next year!

Mark Barrett. Many thanks to the Army behind the scenes and the Crash Box Club for yet another awesome show from us all at Coffee And Cars MG / Rover Devon 😊😊😊😊😊😊

Flo Grecian. Thank you πŸ™‚

Tommy Butler. We all had a great time on the SAAB Owners Club Display, many thanks to you all.

Jamie Tallin. Only went for the day today, yet another awesome well organised show. Well done to everyone involved!!

Colin Bowyer. Absolutely fantastic we will be coming again and bring in the Granada coupe bye-bye for now until next year

The Liberty Sisters We SO enjoyed the show this year. We especially loved being able to include a lunchtime performance in the bar area, and having the wonderful South West Lindy Hoppers with us. What a great crowd you had as a result of your tremendously hard work. Thank you.

Kim Casson We had a fab day really good a day out x

Stuart Light Thank you for another fantastic weekend and for letting us be a part of it. From everyone in the Exeter and East Devon Ford RS owners club.

Clive Jones – Member Thank you all who made the show so successful

Gilbert Rigby-Jones May I congratulate you and your colleagues for looking after us all that camped at Powderham. We had such an enjoyable time. The layout and facility's were perfect . Our group has grown in the last few years , this time we had nine tents , seven cars a van plus our motor home and five children plus all the adults. We all agree the event gets better and better every year , everyone wants to come again next year. Every one I spoke to was complimentary about the Crash Box Club and the helpfulness that you all displayed.

Cameron Atkinson. I would like to say a big thank-you to all for a wonderful show, the weather yet again was kind to us, although the rain came down 3 minutes from my home on the Sunday. Very wet MG TC

Torbay MG Team. Would like to thank every single one of you that made everything possible from Thursday night to Monday morning for us! Enjoyed by everyone, and the weather you organised was a bonus! We had one of if not the largest car club stands with 30 cars and we would love to come back again next year, all being well. Special thanks to Haydn and Linda, and very sad to see them having to step down.

Be very proud, you are unique - Congratulations.

Jane & Richard Smith. We attended this year's event last weekend and had a brilliant day, please could you confirm the dates for the 2020 event at Powderham Castle, (Confirmed as 11th & 12th July) as we want to book our holiday accommodation around it.

David Morgan. I have already had some feedback from the Modern Classics entrants and its all good. Everyone seemed to have a happy time and on the Sunday the majority of them weren't in a hurry to leave at 4.30PM, so this is great news. Thanks also to whoever booked the ideal weather conditions.

On behalf of the Humber Club I would like to thank all the committee for yet again another successful rally .A lot of hard work by you all is much appreciated by our club. Best Wishes to the Crash Box club and may you continue for many years to come. Many Thanks. Kath Mortimore ( Humber Organiser )

David and Mavis Cherrill would like to thank those who contributed to the wonderful bucket collection – we were so surprised and very touched. We have enjoyed organising the trade stands for the last seven years and working with you. Thank you for your help in making the show such a success. We are sure David Chandler will do a great job of looking after you and we hope to see you all next year. We may buy something special for the garden or perhaps we will put the money towards the restoration of David’s 1935 Singer 9 IFS saloon!!

John Findlay. I would like to thank you & your hard working committee for the absolutely wonderful weekend. Although I try to do my little bit on Friday afternoons & Saturday mornings it is nothing to that of all the other volunteers carrying out thetr duties so efficiently. I class it as one of my high lights of the year & look forward very much to it every year. Please give my compliments at your next committee meeting.

Julian Smith, Chairman Torbay Old Wheels Club. This message is mainly to offer our thanks to the CBCCC for another brilliant weekend. A good number of our members supported the Gathering on both days with their usual wide range of vehicles. The consensus was that they had a fabulous time, with plenty to see and do.

Chris Freeman. The showers and toilets were very good, clean and adequately maintained throughout our stay. The event was, as usual, fantastic, even bigger than previous years perhaps? The Saturday evening band Forever Free were excellent.

Extracts from emails from some of the charities.

Michael Coleman – Age Concern, Crediton

All of the staff and volunteers who participated on our stand thoroughly enjoyed not only doing so, but also being part of the wider event which is an extraordinary demonstration of what well-organised and single-minded people can achieve. It really is, as you hardly need me to remind you, an absolutely top show of its kind (and I speak from a position of attending a lot of shows each year through my own vintage tractor interests). What is most remarkable to me is that an event of such complexity can work so well when it is wholly done by a group of volunteers, all pulling together in such a positive way. And, as I have said more than once, what comes over to someone there for the first time is such an apparently relaxed overall atmosphere that makes it seem more like a family occasion than the major event that it is.

From Teresa Pollard – Living Options

Thank you so much for your assistance at the weekend and making the event such a success. We had a brilliant time marvelling at all the vehicles and steam engines.

Di Hatchett – Guide Dogs Exeter

Both I and all our volunteers were incredibly impressed with the scale of your show and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to spend a little ‘down time’ enjoying the marvellous displays of vehicles and the other stands on offer. As volunteers ourselves, we do have some understanding of the effort that goes into even the smallest event, so to achieve something on your scale is admirable. We would also like to register our appreciation for all the help, support and guidance received from both of you and from your colleague volunteers.

From Cathy Badley - Hospiscare Magpies ( Otter Vale Fundraising group for Hospiscare.) – they sell donated jewellery that their shops haven’t sold.

Richard - I just wanted to thank you and your team very much for another wonderful Crash Box weekend.  It was good to meet you and your colleagues.  It was a lovely atmosphere and we sold lots of our jewellery.  The weather was perfect - how did you arrange that???

Thank you so much for enabling us to raise money for Hospiscare.