GREAT BALLS OF FIRE: Thrills and spills at autoshow
THOUSANDS of car enthusiasts enjoyed a fun-packed day at the Uxbridge Autoshow at Middlesex Showground. Visitors could see vintage and specialist vehicles up close including commercial and military vehicles, and vintage London taxis.
Moto Stunts International performed an array of stunts including two-wheel driving, wheelie and Jeep roll-overs and trick riding on quad bikes and motorcycles with high speed crossovers.
David Brown, who looks after the website for the show, said: “It has evolved into a more family oriented event.
“You no longer have to love cars to enjoy yourself at the show and the attendance figures are showing that, especially when the weather is good.”
The Barclays Charity Marquee again played home to Hillingdon based charities including Hillingdon Shopmobility, the local RSPCA, Hillingdon Autistic Care & Support, Life Education Centres Hillingdon, Mencap Hillingdon South, Jubilee Pool, Harefield Hospital, Hillingdon Brain Tumour Group, Michael Sobell Hospice and Social Activities Multiple Sclerosis.
Nicholas Smith, Barclays local community manager, said: “We are delighted to be able to support this key local event each year and raise so much money for our local community thanks to Uxbridge Rotary Club for providing us with this opportunity.”
Hillingdon mayor Cllr George Cooper presented awards including Car of the Show won by Jeff Simpson with a 1948 Model MG Y Type and the Middlesex Show Cup won by Derrick Elliott with a 1940 Ford 5 Window Opera Coupe.
The Autoshow took place on Sunday July 19.
n AWARD: Rotary district governor Fred King, president of the Rotary Club of Uxbridge Mike Crane, car show winner Jeff Simpson and mayor of Hillingdon George Cooper
n HIGH FLYER: Stunts performed at the Autoshow arena. Below, The Royal British Legion Marching Band