Prestatyn Clas­sic Car Show

Rain puts damper on num­bers but ex­panded show space bodes well for next year’s event

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - David simis­ter

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.

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