Due to Covid-related labor shortages, a historic automobile and machinery display has been canceled for the fourth year in a row, according to organizers.
The North West Vintage Rally in Widnes, Cheshire, was canceled in 2020 and 2021 because to Coronavirus limitations, while the 2019 event was canceled due to severe rain.
The yearly exhibition, which has drawn over 60,000 visitors since its inception in 2000, was scheduled to restart in September.
The Halton Borough Council, on the other hand, stated that a “safe” event was not conceivable.
According to a representative for the authority, organizing “this type of event requires many months of thorough preparation to ensure that everyone attending may enjoy their day out safely.”
“A number of staff absences due to Covid-19, combined with existing vacancies, have made it impossible to carry out the rigorous planning necessary to guarantee a safe and successful event this year,” he stated.
“As a result, the event will have to be canceled.”
The free weekend event in Victoria Park was supposed to feature a variety of historic displays, including fair organs, old automobiles and motorbikes, stationary motors, model boats, and small steam engines.
In 2012 and 2017, the event was also canceled due to inclement weather.