Following the success of these displays, he organised a further larger display of vehicles at Speke Air Show in 1983. The experience gained at these shows prompted the idea of a much more unique show on a grander scale.
After two years of negotiations, David had permission from high-ranking Vauxhall officials to stage an event on the plant’s 28-acre showground, adjacent to the Ellesmere Port car factory. It was at this point that Bob Fagan, an ex-insurance underwriter, Peter Matthews, a graphic designer, Christine Thomas, car parts delivery driver, and Peter Watson a printer, became the organising Committee. Later numerous other enthusiasts joined the team which included many family members, of all ages.