Youngtimer Car Show
Stately home has a long history of supporting cars
Acelebration of 1970s-’00s classics set among some impressive architecture provided a winning combination in Cheshire.
Crisply mowed lawns, perfectly kept gardens and classic cars nestled amid the Elizabethan architecture of Gawsworth Hall – the backdrop for the second Youngtimer Car Show, which this year was supported by car insurance specialist Carole Nash.
This informal, family-oriented gathering has expanded from its initial roots, while continuing to take full advantage of this statelyhome and manicured garden setting. Seeing a collection of older cars laid out on the lawn of a grand old English country house works beautifully – the celebration of old architecture and car design going hand-in-hand.
Show organiser Rupert Richards explained the thinking behind the show venue. ‘Gawsworth Hall is an ancient manor house that’s wrapped in romance, intrigue and great charm. It also has a long association with motoring – the first recorded event was held in the grounds by the Manchester Automobile Club in 1902, so they’d have been fairly new cars then,’ says Rupert. ‘This show celebrates cars and motorcycles of a model type-manufactured between 1970 and 1990, or those fitting the Youngtimer ethos.’
’The celebration of old architecture and car design go handin-hand’
An awe-inspiring selection of Youngtimer cars displayed in the glorious grounds at Gawsworth Hall, Cheshire.
1977 XJC 4.2 coupé stole plenty of hearts on the day.
John Brady’s superb 1980 Alpine A310 V6 stood out from the crowd this year.
Rare Vauxhall Cavalier SR MkII has Recaro front seats from an Opel Manta.
This immaculate Clio Williams was joined by VW Golf GTIs, MG Metros and Peugeot 205s.