PRESTATYN CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Judges’ overall winner was this 1950 Bedford flat-bed.
PRESTATYN, NORTH WALES 30 MAY
A flurry of last-minute entries helped this one-day charity fundraiser get a record 370 cars into the picturesque North Wales resort of Prestatyn.
The free-to-attend show, which raises funds for nearby St Kentigern Hospice, used three of the town’s car parks and some hastily filled space near Christ Church and a nearby branch of Iceland in order to accommodate the bigger-than-expected turnout.
North Wales Red Dragons marked the 40th anniversary of the Triumph TR7 going on sale here by taking nine to Prestatyn, and were joined by displays from Rhyl Motor Club, American Auto Club North West and Wales North and Borders branch of the Mercedes-Benz Club. The show, now in its 17th year, was preceded the day before by a 100-vehicle road run through the North Wales countryside.
Organiser Tim Williams is planning to expand next year by closing off Prestatyn’s High Street to allow an even bigger attendance. ‘It was so popular that we were beginning to panic a little about where to put all these wonderful cars people were offering to bring along,’ he says. ‘With it all being relatively confined it’s a bit of a higgledy-piggledy event by its very nature, but that adds to the atmosphere. People like not having to walk miles to see line-ups of cars and never knowing what they’ll see next.’ David Simister