a field of dreams
Annual celebration draws more than 400 classic vehicles to rural Cambridgeshire
A car show in a remote Fenland village shouldn’t be like this – some 400 classics headed to Parson Drove in Cambridgeshire for this spectacular event.
The two-day event, now in its eleventh year, included a beer festival and live music on the Saturday, with more focus given to classics on the Sunday.
The turnout included a concours Jaguar E-type and a Standard Vanguard ambulance. Other cars on show couldn’t help but make you smile due to the imagination of their owners, including Keith and Chris Rowbottom, who arrived with clothes and picnic equipment carefully colour co-ordinated with their 1963 Triumph Herald saloon!
Other classics at the show included a fantastic selection of Minis from the Kings Lynn-based club catering for the cars, and American classics galore.
Show spokesman, Roger Reader, says: ‘It’s been an absolutely fantastic event, and we have definitely broken records.’
Even better, this year’s event raised thousands of pounds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, together with various local charities.
’It’s been a fantastic event – we’ve definitely broken records’
400-strong classic turnout included this 1991 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mkii, lotus elan +2 and Jaguar XJ6-based Xk150 homage. it’s a red and white world for keith and chris rowbottom, who have matching clothes and even picnic gear for their 1963 Triumph Herald. ‘we had several Heralds years ago, keith explains. ‘i’ve always loved cars and like to make them look different,’ explains laura rutland, who owns this 1995 Porsche Boxster and 1997 Fiat cinquecento. a trained mechanic, she owns seven cars!
This rare 1961 Morris Oxford had a narrow escape from banger racers before stephen Hemmings bought it. restoration included new rear ‘arches. ‘i’ve always loved these high tailfin Farinas but i’m restoring a westminster so this car may have to go,’ he says.