Recent events

Event Vehicles return from The Showman's Show

25th October 2016

Aswell as exhibiting at The Showman's Show, Bradshaw supply a number of event vehicles on hire for the set up, duration and clear up of the event.

Vehicles assist at BTCC

4th October 2016

Event vehicles are back today having been on hire for the recent BTCC.

Land Rover Owner Show 2016

18th September 2016

Our utility vehicles were on hire at the Land Rover Owner Show at Peterborough Showground at the weekend.

A Busy Time at BTCC Silverstone

18th September 2016

We deliveried almost 60 event vehicles to Silverstone for the BTCC at the weekend, assisting with people movement and transporting goods and equipment.

Bradshaw Provide Vehicles for Wembley Stadium

5th July 2016

Bradshaw provided a number of event vehicles for Wembley Stadium to assist with various concerts including Coldplay and Beyonce.

Event Vehicles Assist at Rihanna Concerts

26th June 2016

Bradshaw provided event vehicles including Carryall Utility vehicles and trailers for Wembley Stadium and Lancashire Cricket Ground to assist with Rihanna Concerts.

BTCC Thruxton

6th May 2016

37 vehicles on hire for BTCC Thruxton, a mixture of 4, 6 and 8 seaters, and Turf utility vehicles.

70 Vehicles Out on Hire

15th April 2016

70 event vehicles are out this weekend at racing events, 23 at WEC Silverstone and 47 at BTCC Donington.

Vehicles at LAMMA 2016

22nd January 2016

Bradshaw provided 4x4 Gator vehicles and trailers to assist with the set up of LAMMA 16.

England's Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle

4th September 2015

Bradshaw provided event vehicles, including golf buggies, villager 4 people movers and turf utility vehicles, to England's Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle, which took place 27th - 29th Augsut.


26th August 2015

Event vehicles were provided again this year for Equifest, which took place 12th - 16th Augsut. Vehicles included a range of buggies, people movers and turf tility vehicles.

BTCC Snetterton

12th August 2015

Bradshaw provided over 42 event vehicles on hire at the British Touring Car Championship at Snetterton, which took place 8th - 9th Augsut this year. Vehicles included a range of people movers and turf tility vehicles.

BTCC Croft

6th July 2015

We had 30 event vehicles at the British Touring Car Championship at Croft. Event vehicles included a mixture of people movers and utility vehicles.

BTCC Donington

20th April 2015

We had over 40 event vehicles at the British Touring Car Championship at Donington, which took place at the weekend. Event vehicles included people movers, utility vehicles and buggies.

BTCC Brands Hatch

9th April 2015

We had a total of 49 event vehicles, of various sizes, at Brands Hatch for the British Touring Car Championship at the weekend.

Festival of Antiques

23rd March 2015

Our Villager 6 people movers are back today from Peterborough Arena following the weekend's Festival of Antiques event.

Showman's Show

10th October 2014

4 of our Gator vehicles went off to Newbury Showground this week to assist with the event build up for the Showman's Show.

Horse of the Year Show

3rd October 2014

A number of our event vehicles are at the NEC, Birmingham for the Horse of the Year Show, which is on from 8th October - 12th October.

2014 Dunlop MSA BTCC

29th September 2014

Various event vehicles were at Silverstone at the weekend, assisting at the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

2014 Dunlop MSA BTCC

22nd September 2014

Our event vehicles we in Lincolnshire at the weekend helping out at The Mint Festival.

V Fest

27th August 2014

We had a number of event vehicles assisting at V Festival this year.

Equifest 2014

21st August 2014

Over 40 event vehicles were at Equifest 2014, which took place from 13th - 17th August at The East of England Showground, Peterborough.

Ramsey 1940's Weekend

15th August 2014

2 Villager 6 vehicles were at the 1940's weekend event in Ramsey at the weekend, transporting visitors around the site.

BTCC Snetterton

6th August 2014

Over 40 of our event vehicles were at Snetterton transporting people and supplies for the British Touring Car Championship on 2nd-3rd August.

Silverstone Classic 2014

29th July 2014

Our event vehicles were back at Silverstone last week for the Silverstone Classic 2014 event, which took place on 25th-27th July.

Art in Action

21st July 2014

Various event vehicles were at Art in Action which took place at Waterperry Garden, Oxford from 17th-20th July.

Just Dogs Live 2014

7th July 2014

A Bradshaw Villager 4 was at Just Dogs Live at The East Of England Showground in Peterborough, transporting event staff throughout the duration of the event, which took part on 4th - 6th July.

Glastonbury 2014

30th June 2014

Various event vehicles were hired for Glastonbury, which took part on 25th - 29th June.

Stibbington Flower Festival

22nd June 2014

A Bradshaw golf buggy was dressed for the occasion at this year's Stibbington Flower Festival on 22nd June, the weather was glorious.

Oundle School Cricket Tournaments

11th June 2014

Bradshaw Event Vehicles supplied Oundle School with vehicles to support their Cricket Tournament, which were on over a 2 week period. Graeme Swann even made an appearance to try out the buggy.

BBC Good Food Show

17th June 2014

Bradshaw Event Vehicles supplied a FB2 load carrier vehicle for the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC Birmingham, which took place on 12th - 15th June.

County Match Week

18th June 2014

4 Bradshaw golf buggies were at County Match Week at Magog golf course in Cambridge.

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Showman's Show a Success for Bradshaw

21st October 2016

Showman's Show

Exhibiting at The Showman's Show again this year, Bradshaw displayed a number of event vehicles on its stand 185, Avenue C.

Bradshaw have been supplying event vehicles for over 20 years, longer than any other company in this market. A family run business, Bradshaw provide a completely reliable service, with many customers returning year on year.

Vehicles on display at the Showman’s Show this year included the Carryall 550, the Club Car utility vehicle built to handle even rough terrain, ideal for those outside events and festivals that often get hit with the wet weather, as well as a range of vehicles for people transportation, with the judges of the Showman’s Show even using a Villager 6 for a period of stand judging, making it easier for them to get around the site. Bradshaw’s stunning pink buggy also made an appearance on the stand. The buggy has been used this year to raise money for Breast Cancer Care, with Bradshaw raising just over £1,700.

From golf buggies, to 8 seater personnel carriers, to trailers and specialist vehicles such as ambulances, Bradshaw can provide a solution for your event transport requirement, even at short notice.

No vehicle hire is too short or too long, vehicle hire is available from 1 day, 5 years or Seasonal - whatever works for you.

Vehicles can be critical for an event, a shortage of security patrols, concession stalls running out of goods, management staff in the wrong place at important times, all can adversely affect the smooth running and the overall perception of any event.

Bradshaw provide a 20 point pre-delivery check to ensure that your vehicle is running for the duration of your event, delivered fully fuelled or charged, and in the unfortunate case that it does break down, 24/7 service and support is provided.

Bradshaw Plays Vital Role at Silverstone Once Again….

19th July 2016

Event vehicles at Silverstone for British Grand Prix

Bradshaw once again played a vital role in keeping visitors and staff moving at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix this year, which took place 8th – 10th July.

Providing 70 event vehicles, including a range of people movement vehicles, transporting staff and visitors around the site, together with turf utility vehicles transporting equipment, our event vehicles provided support through the setup, duration and post event operations.

Bradshaw has been supplying vehicle hire for The British Grand Prix for almost 30 years and as with any event, we thrive on providing a first class service, with buggies receiving a 20-point pre-delivery check, delivered spotlessly clean and fully fuelled or charge to ensure the event runs smoothly.

Bradshaw had on-site Service Engineers in place to assist with any breakdowns, ensuring that any issues that occurred were sorted within just a few hours.

Mike Bradshaw, Joint Managing Director at Bradshaw, commented:“Unfortunately, despite the high quality of our vehicles, the odd breakdown is inevitable at an event of this size. We believe though that it is how it is dealt with that really matters to ensure vehicles are back up and running as quickly as possible so not to disrupt the event. We always send a team of dedicated Service Engineers to the Grand Prix to ensure any required pit stops are kept to the minimum amount of time.”

Over £1000 Raised So Far for Breast Cancer Care

18th July 2016

Pink Buggy Campaign

Bradshaw’s Pink Buggy Campaign is proving to be a great success and has already raised over £1000 for Breast Cancer Care.

The campaign was launched in May, with Bradshaw loaning the stunning unique pink buggy, with 12 inch American dished alloys, custom two-tone seat, and tinted screen, free of charge to golf clubs in its region for 1 week at a time, with golf clubs donating 100% of the revenue generated from hiring the buggy.

Golf clubs that have taken part in a Pink Buggy Week so far include Redbourn, West Malling, Cambridge Meridian, Rochester & Cobham Park, Rutland County, Blankney and Saffron Walden. Clubs have tried to tie the pink buggy in with other events they have on to maximise the amount raised. Redbourn for example had a full schedule of Ladies’ events at the club including a charity cup tournament and a designated Ladies day.

Vehicles on Hire for Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations

10th June 2016

Event vehicles on hire for Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations

Bradshaw was delighted to provide almost 60 vehicles for the Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, with 2 special vehicles located in the main ring towing floats.

Bradshaw Event Vehicles assist
at Peterborough CAMRA Beer Festival

10th September 2015

Event vehicles at Peterborough Beer Festival 2015

For the tenth year running, Bradshaw supplied a number of vehicles for the Peterborough CAMRA Beer Festival, which took place at the end of August.

Bradshaw delivered 3 4wd Gators and 7 trailers to The Peterborough Embankment for the 38th annual event, which attracted around 32000 visitors this year.

The vehicles were delivered a week prior to the event to assist with the build, moving perimeter fencing and equipment. Once the beer and cider is delivered, the trailers are loaded with barrels and the Gators tow the trailers across the large site to deliver the barrels to the tents. During the festival the vehicles continue to be used for tasks such as moving Ice, re stocking beer, cleaning stocks for replenishing loos and for 24 hour security to check the site.

Andy Simmo, Volunteer for the Beer Festival, commented “Set-up would be very difficult without these vehicles, especially given the wet weather we had prior to the event, the vehicles are ideal on the rough terrain.”

The festival is the biggest outdoor real ale festival in the UK.

Over 60 Bradshaw Event Vehicles
at British Grand Prix 2015

31st July 2015

Event vehicles at British Grand Prix 2015

Bradshaw provided over 60 event vehicles for the British Grand Prix this year, which took place in July.

Vehicles provided included a range of people movers, turf utility vehicles and 4wd diesel gators and we had a full support team ensuring that in the unfortunate event that any vehicles broke down, they were up and running as quickly as possible.

As with other years, due to the quality of our vehicles and our support team on site, downtime was kept at an absolute minimum and this year totaled a maximum of just 2 hours, with small fixes for punctures and fuel.

The vehicles were delivered to site and distributed to the various organisations.

Event vehicles at Wimbledon have special passenger

16th July 2015

Event vehicles at Wimbledon

For over 6 years Bradshaw has supplied a number of event vehicles at Wimbledon.

This year we provided 7 Club Car Villager 6 people carriers to transport guests from the hospitality facility
at Wimbledon Park Golf Club to the entrance of Wimbledon courts. We even had Judy Murray take a ride in one.

As with other years, we also had utility vehicles on hire across the duration of the event, providing careful movement of supplies, including the traditional strawberries and cream that everyone loves so much at Wimbledon.

Bradshaw Event Vehicles assist at Rough Runner

15th June 2015

Rough Runner, a new breed of sports event, merging distance running and obstacles inspired by game shows such as Takeshi’s Castle, Wipeout and Gladiators, held its latest event on 16th May at The Great Tew Estate, Oxfordshire, catering to 1300 runners.

With obstacles such as The Travelator, Big Balls, a giant ramp and a 40m slide, located across
4,000 acres, event organisers contacted Bradshaw, who were more than happy and able to assist with supplying event vehicles.

Bradshaw supplied 2 Gators, a Club Car Carryall 500, which has recently been added to its rental fleet, together with 2 trailers to assist with event build and clear up, transporting equipment
and obstacles around the large venue.

Thorfinn Armstrong, part of the team at Rough Runner, said: “With such a large site, it would not have
been possible to transport equipment from one end to the other without the assistance of the vehicles from Bradshaw. The terrain is very rough in many parts of the course and all the vehicles tackled it. We did have a couple of issues with the vehicles but Bradshaw could not have been more helpful
and flexible, and vehicles were back on the go very quickly.

Last minute assistance for Jaguar event

22nd May 2015

Having been let down at the last minute, Jaguar Enthusiast’s Club contacted Bradshaw for event vehicles for its National Eastern Day, which was held on Sunday 17th May at Ickworth House, Bury St Edmonds.

The event was the Club’s first National Eastern Day in the grounds of Ickworth and was a huge success. Not only were there over 500 Jaguars on display, but entertainment also included archery, craft stalls, face painting, children’s rides and live music.

The vehicles hired from Bradshaw were mainly used for set up, with a 4 seater Villager, used to transport people around the large site, together with a Turf vehicle, used to transport equipment and goods.

Graham Searle from the Club, said: “So much goes into these events that the last thing you need
at the last minute is to find out you haven’t got what you expected. Fearing the worst I phoned around and when I spoke to Bradshaw I was immediately relieved by their willingness to help at such short notice.
The whole problem was sorted immediately and the vehicles delivered on time the very next day.”

Mike Bradshaw, Joint Managing Director at Bradshaw, commented: “When Graham contacted us on Thursday afternoon wanting vehicles for the Friday morning, we were more than happy to assist. We understand that these things do happen; we are very flexible and our organisational skills
mean that we can usually offer last minute event hire, even on extreme limited notice.”

Are you thinking logistically about your event vehicles?

1st April 2015

Thinking Logistically

The Venue

One of the first tasks when planning an event is sourcing a venue, the infrastructure for your event.
However, when looking for a suitable venue, it is often necessary to think about the logistics of how
people are going to get around it, how organisers will get from one end of the venue to the other quickly,
or ambulance staff or security in an emergency.

A solution could be event vehicle hire, helping to transport staff, visitors, those all-important VIP guests, equipment, trade goods and collect waste/recycling. There are several things to think about that will determine how many vehicles and which type is required, including:

- What type of event it is

- What will need moving, i.e. people, equipment

- How many people are at the event

- If transporting people, the minimum number of seats required

- Which engine type you prefer

- Where the vehicles will be operated, i.e. inside/outside/muddy terrain

- Is an ambulance vehicle required for health & safety purposes


To ensure that costs are kept within budget, and especially when the budget is tight, it is even more
crucial to think about your budget logistically in order to maximise it.

One option might be to hire a vehicle that can be used for a various jobs, therefore getting the most out of your budget. Trailers can also help to carry larger loads and can help save time too.

By planning which vehicles are needed and when can also help. Bradshaw Event Vehicles can
assist with the planning process by creating an accurate quotation, with scheduled hires if this is needed
and to assist
with budget. Often large events require a number of vehicles, but not at the same time and therefore it is pointless paying more money for vehicles that aren’t needed for the duration. 10 vehicles may be
required two months prior to the event for build-up, another five two days prior to the event for event organisers and so on, right through to vehicles being delivered after the event for clear up.

Vehicle Break Down

Unfortunately vehicles do sometimes break down and it is important to think about what implications it will cause if in the unfortunate event yours does. The effects will of course be different depending on what the vehicle is to be used for, if it is for event build up, this could be a nightmare and could mean that your event build up takes much longer, if the vehicle on hire is for transporting people, this could cause issues getting staff around the venue or those all-important VIP guests.

We are definitely seeing more new entrants to the vehicle hire market, but they are not offering the service to go with the hire. Anyone can hire a buggy to an event, but it’s the service that really counts.

Make sure that when you hire a vehicle for your important event you know exactly what you are getting.

At Bradshaw our commitment to ensuring completely operational buggies throughout an event means we have a dedicated 24/7 service line and a team of engineers ready to get the buggy repaired within 24hrs of the call. For some events we create an on-site service centre with a team of engineers. We can also supply drivers for the buggies, offering a complete transport package.

Let down by a vehicle supplier

It is always best to book event vehicles as soon as possible, however, we understand that this isn’t always possible and often people are actually let down by their current supplier. If this does happen, there are companies that can help but be careful you don’t get over charged.

At Bradshaw we often get last minute customers that require our help. As we have such a large stock of vehicles for hire, we can usually provide what is needed, even at short notice.


By thinking logistically about your event and vehicle hire, it could save you money and help to ensure your event runs smoothly. Remember, it isn’t just about the vehicle hire being the cheapest, the service you receive too is also important for your event.

If you would like any advice or a quote for vehicle hire for your event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Bradshaw Event Vehicles.

Bradshaw awarded Club Car 2015
Black & Gold Award

3rd March 2015


Following a fantastic sales and aftersales performance in 2014, Bradshaw are proud to be awarded the Club Car 2015 Black & Gold award.

Since 1998 Bradshaw have exclusively used Club Car vehicles for reliability and rock solid engineering. The range includes the Precedent golf car, the Carryall Utility range for all course maintenance jobs, big and small, the Villager range of people movers for larger groups and VIP transport, as well as the new Transporter range, ideal for transporting both people and equipment.

Bradshaw has the largest vehicles stocks in the UK, as well as the largest Club Car spares holding in Europe. Demonstration vehicles are available and we have over 400 vehicles on our rental fleet.

Bespoke design for Bradshaw vehicles
at Lord Mayor's Show

14th November 2014

Peterborough Beer Fest

Thousands of people were in London on Saturday 8th November for this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show.

It may not have been obvious that Bradshaws were there too, and in fact part of the parade; our vehicles were somewhat of a disguise.

Our tow tractor T700 and trailers were underneath and in control of the huge fish for the Worshipful
Company of Fishmongers and our tow tractor T800 was very well disguised as a wizard for
Russell Beck Studios. We provided the vehicles and transportation of the completed floats, whilst RDW completed the build.

Our experience of providing vehicles for events allowed us to ensure both the vehicles, and finished
floats were exactly where they needed to be at the scheduled times.

Bradshaw showcase rental vehicles
at Showman's Show

5th November 2014

Peterborough Beer Fest

As well as being Britain’s largest manufacturer of industrial electric vehicles, Bradshaw also has over
400 hire vehicles specifically for the events market.

Bradshaw typically supply over 3,000 vehicles a year, to events such as Wimbledon, The British Grand
Prix, Glastonbury, Burghley Horse Trials, the Chelsea Flower Show and many more.

This year’s Showman’s Show, held at Newbury Showground on 22nd and 23rd October, was an
excellent opportunity for Bradshaw to catch up with existing customers and meet key decision makers
within the event industry.

Bradshaw’s Stand on Avenue B, Stand 168, proved popular with a high footfall across the 2 days. Mike Bradshaw, Joint Managing Director at Bradshaw commented: “We enjoyed hosting a busy stand and
having the opportunity to meet up with both existing customers and making new contacts, being able to speak to them about transport solutions we can provide for their events. There really are so many
different packages we can put together”.

The stand gave visitors to The Showman’s Show a glimpse of what Bradshaw provide, with a range of products displayed on the stand, including a Club Car golf buggy, villager 4 and 6 personnel carriers, capable of taking 4 and 6 passengers respectively, a John Deere Gator, ideal in any weather for a variety of jobs, a turf ambulance conversion, together with a Bradshaw T800 tow tractor, capable of pulling 1100
litre bins, ideal for outdoor events generating a lot waste/recycling.

The success of an event can often hinge on transport, a shortage of security patrols, concession stalls running out of goods, management staff in the wrong place at critical times, all can adversely affect the smooth running and the overall perception of any event.

Bradshaw offer a range of vehicles to suit your needs, whether for transportation of event managers,
guests from car parking to event location or load movement. Our flexibility and organisational skills
mean that we can usually offer last minute event hire, even on extreme limited notice.

All our buggies arrive fully serviced, spotlessly clean and fully charged/fuelled ready to work on arrival.
We are committed to ensuring completely operational buggies throughout your event and have a
dedicated 24/7 service line and a team of engineers ready to get the buggy repaired within 24hrs of the call.

Add to this a reliable delivery service and a team of experts means Bradshaw Event Vehicles has the capability to make your event a total success, even at short notice.

Thirsty Work for Bradshaw Event Vehicles

23rd September 2014

Peterborough Beer Fest

For several years now, Bradshaw Event Vehicles has supplied a number of vehicles for the
Peterborough Beer Festival, the biggest outdoor real ale festival in the UK, attracting up to 30,000
visitors every year.

This year, Bradshaw delivered event vehicles including 3 Gators and 7 trailers to The Peterborough Embankment for the 37th annual event. The event vehicles are put in place a week prior to the event
to assist with the build, and once the beer and cider is delivered, the trailers are loaded with barrels
and the Gators tow the trailers across the large site to deliver the barrels to the tents.

The event, which took place from Tuesday 19th until Saturday 23rd August, featured one of the largest selections of real ale anywhere in the country. Last year, more than 420 different cask beers were on
sale from over 170 brewers.

People Without Limits Benefit from
Bradshaw Event Vehicles

15th August 2014

Bradshaw Event Vehicles has supplied various vehicles to People Without Limits.

People Without Limits is an organisation dedicated to celebrating the power of God to change lives, churches and communities, organising several events throughout the year.

A Bradshaw Villager 4, 2 Villager 6 and a Turf 6 were used at the Free and Fearless Detling 2014 event, which took place on 9th – 14th August at Kent Showground, Detling.

People Without Limits try to run a car-free site at the event, so that families do not need to worry about
their children playing and riding bicycles around the camp site. The event vehicles are used for
transporting people or any goods carrying that is needed – books to the bookshop, furniture moves
between the different venues, delivering cakes and milk to the coffee shop, assisting delegates who
have difficulty walking or who are bringing shopping to the camp site. They also carry the volunteer
stewards team to their various security and safety postings around the showground.