BIG PLANS FOR TATTON SHOW

20k vis­i­tors this year, but new or­gan­is­ers prom­ise that Tatton show will get even big­ger and bet­ter

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - OUT & ABOUT -

change of man­age­ment A did noth­ing to dent the pop­u­lar­ity of the North West’s big­gest car show, with more than 20,000 clas­sic fans tak­ing in Tatton Park’s en­tries this year. The two-day event in the grounds of the Cheshire stately home is now on its 32nd out­ing but is the first or­gan­ised by Mor­tons Me­dia Group, al­beit with event co-founder, Stu­art Holmes, stay­ing on as con­sul­tant. More than 90 club dis­plays were mixed with a large clas­sic ve­hi­cle dis­play area for own­ers who wished to en­ter in­di­vid­u­ally, which was very di­verse, with Amer­i­can cus­tom cars as likely to be parked next to a Fer­rari 308 as they were a Mor­ris Mi­nor or MGA. This event is also fa­mous for its range of awards and this year 50 were given out each day for club dis­plays and in­di­vid­ual ve­hi­cles. This set piece prize-giv­ing is very much a fea­ture of the show and cul­mi­nated with an over­all best in show award at the end of the Sun­day prize-giv­ing, which was won by Peter Burke’s Jaguar E-type. On the ev­i­dence of this year’s packed event, the Tatton Park show’s fu­ture looks rosy – and the good news is that its new or­gan­is­ers are com­mit­ting to ex­pand­ing its clas­sic dis­plays fur­ther.

’More than 90 club dis­plays mixed with a large clas­sic ve­hi­cle dis­play area’

on Satur­day with Steve and Tina Barry won best Oxford-Cam­bridge

VI. They had driven all the their Fawn Brown 1970 Mor­ris Oxford Se­ries more than 18 years. way from Hull and have owned the car for The pre­vi­ous owner of Peter

Burke’s 1972 Jaguar E-type

Se­ries 2 4.2-litre road­ster fully re­stored it in 1992, then didn’t use re­ceipt book and restora­tion it much. The pho­to­graphic record are amaz­ing. with his event con­sul­tant, Stu­art Holmes, Found­ing or­gan­iser, and now old 1972 Mus­tang litre coupé. He swapped his

1968 Pon­tiac Catalina 6.6- with a fel­low US car en­thu­si­ast. con­vert­ible for it last year

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