Northern Ireland’s premier vintage fair, Frock Around The Clock, is excited to be appearing at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum on Saturday 14th June, where the scene will be set to celebrate all ‘Minis, Mods and Monsters’ at the Cultra Hill Climb 2014.
Vintage lovers everywhere are invited to the daylong event, run in association with the Thoroughbred Sports Car Club NI (TSCCNI), to celebrate the Swinging Sixties in roaring style as fashion, lifestyle and music meets motoring and scootering at Cultra’s Manor House, for a Mod-tastic day out for the whole family!
The theme of the world’s oldest active Hillclimb is in celebration of Paddy Hopkirk’s win on the Monte Carlo rally 50 years ago as Northern Ireland commemorates an important year for the Mini, and the event will also recognise the coolness of Vespa-riding mods and modified cars, alongside monster cars and trucks.
The Frock Around The Clock Vintage Fair will be located in the upstairs of the beautiful Cultra Manor House and will feature 21 fantastic stalls showcasing and selling authentic vintage, handmade and upcycled clothing, fashion accessories, homewares, jewellery, art, crafts & gifts, collectibles and much more, all set to a backdrop of ’60s music on vinyl! The exhibitor list includes White Rabbit Vintage who will be selling a fantastic range of genuine vintage 1960s dresses, the perfect attire for the vespa and mini loving lady, Vintage USA, specialising in vintage costume jewellery and retro homewares, Tiny Tower Vintage offering an unrivalled range of vintage china, books, toys and collectibles, Edna’s Front Room, selling a wide range of vintage items including 1960s homewares, scarves, bags, ties and hats, Norma Jean Vintage, offering authentic mod dresses, vintage homewares and collectibles, and Tickets Please, who specialise in bespoke artworks created from 1960s Northern Ireland railway tickets – a perfect Father’s Day gift for the avid vintage transport fan.
The event has something for everyone – visitors to the Vintage Fair can also appreciate the sights and sounds of the Hillclimb while browsing and shopping for vintage delights as the windows of the Manor House will overlook the races and the lawn where food from the BBQ or an ice cream from the vintage tricycle can be enjoyed. Crosslé Car Company of Holywood will also have a display on the ground floor of Cultra Manor, where Plum Tyndall will launch his book ‘Hidden Glory’, based on the world-famous car company, in the most fitting of settings.
Mark Kennedy, Road and Rail Curator at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum comments, ‘We are delighted to partner once again with the TSCCNI for this year’s Cultra Hillclimb event ‘Minis, Mods and Monsters’, which is sure to be a great hit with visitors to the museum, and we are also extremely delighted to welcome for the first time the popular ‘Frock Around the Clock Vintage Fair’ that will put on a super show in Cultra Manor, ensuring that not only is the event an incredibly competitive day for all the drivers, but there will be endless entertainment for all our visitors too.’
Becky Moore, Creative Director of Frock Around The Clock also commented, ‘We are delighted to have been invited to join the Cultra Hill Climb 2014, and look forward to adding the glamour of vintage fashion and lifestyle to the thrilling excitement of motor racing for what promises to be the best Cultra Hillclimb yet! We would encourage our visitors to indulge their love and passion for a more glamorous age by dressing in vintage attire – It’s not compulsory but it will allow you to enter into the full swing of the theme and to enjoy a truly magical step back in time’.
The Cultra Hillclimb takes place at Cultra Manor on the grounds of the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum on Saturday 14 June, from 10am to 5pm. Major event day pricing applies and more information can be found at www.nmni.com/uftm.