Prestatyn Classic Car Show
Rain puts damper on numbers but expanded show space bodes well for next year’s event
This one-day show’s extension on to Prestatyn’s High Street – which was given over to mainly North American and military vehicles – meant there was even more room for classics at this Welsh charity fundraiser.
The 300-strong entry was down on 2016’s event due to poor weather, but included club displays from the Mercedes-Benz Club, the Potteries and South Cheshire branch of the MG Owners’ Club and North Wales Red Dragons, the region’s branch of the TR Drivers’ Club. The classic displays – spread across three car parks in the centre of the North Wales seaside resort – included Graham Lomas’ 1968 Triumph Vitesse, and overall show winner Nathan Mills with his 1976 Ford Escort 1300 Sport.
Although the event was free to attend, all funds raised went to help the nearby St Kentigern Hospice at St Asaph. It was preceded by a classic run through the North Wales countryside the previous day – more than 100 cars took part.
Show organiser Tim Williams says: ‘I’m really pleased with the turnout even with the weather putting a few people off. There were lots of classics and the new display on the High Street succeeded in bringing even more people into Prestatyn on the Bank Holiday weekend, which is what the show has always been about.
‘The classic run before the event was very well attended and we also had two historic buses giving visitors tours of the area for the first time. I was delighted with how both were received.’
Denise Hodgetts drove over to Prestatyn from Flint in her 1969 lotus elan s4. On the right, fellow exhibitor steve Jones showed off his 1966 Gilbern GT.