PRESTATYN CLAS­SIC CAR SHOW

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Event News -

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

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