JIMF Press release 22.03.2020
The Jersey international Motoring Festival organising team and the Classic Vintage and Modern Motor Racing Club of Jersey regret to announce The 2020 Festival this year is cancelled. BUT: it’s not all bad news. Read to the end.
We have been in constant contact with the various bodies regarding the Corona Virus and can conclude that the 10 week ban in Jersey on large gatherings of people in public spaces finishes at the end of May and our event would start early June. The ban and border controls could easily be extended. The risk of this Virus being passed onto our fellow Islanders and potentially some of our guests who could make it to us is too great.
I as Director of JIMF and Terry Gorvel as President of the Club, have found the cancellation of this event one of the hardest decisions to make. We have been monitoring every decision between England, France Guernsey and Jersey hoping that the Channel Islanders would be more resilient and the Virus would not affect us but it has, and will in the months ahead.
I sincerely hope that all interested parties that were coming to our festival this year, will transfer your bookings and Join us next year to make it a bigger and better event.
I ask you as custodians of many wonderful vehicles with a wealth of knowledge on classic vehicles to heed your local health authorities instructions to practice social distancing (the garage is a great place). We would be happy to receive photographs and stories of your vehicle in order to place on the website for our fellow enthusiasts to read over the coming weeks and months and hopefully we will see the vehicles in the flesh 3rd-6th June 2021.
On the up-side, we may have a flicker of light. We are looking into the possibility of having a mini-JIMF online, so that we can continue to give you something to look forward to. We’ll keep you up-dated.
Please stay safe.
Steve Salmon Co-ordinator JIMF
Terry Gorvel President of CVMRC Jersey