500 clas­sic mo­tors ex­pected at show

Hinckley Times - - LETTERS - SAM HADADI hinck­ley­times@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A FAM­ILY of mo­tor lovers are gear­ing up to show their care­fully-re­stored vin­tage ve­hi­cles for the seventh time in this year’s Hinck­ley BID Mo­tor Show.

The ever-pop­u­lar Clas­sic Mo­tor­show, or­gan­ised by the BID, will be revving into town on Sun­day Septem­ber 24.

The seventh show prom­ises to be the big­gest and best yet, with hun­dreds of mo­tor ve­hi­cles and thou­sands of spec­ta­tors ex­pected to pack Hinck­ley town cen­tre from 10am un­til 4pm. There will also be a se­ries of free chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment, in­clud­ing face paint­ing and an in­flat­able, in Ar­gents Mead, as well as an army fun shoot­ing gallery.

Last year, around 500 clas­sic ve­hi­cle own­ers of all types and from all over the Mid­lands filled Hinck­ley’s town cen­tre to show off their beau­ti­ful and care­fully re­stored ma­chines, and to com­pete for a va­ri­ety of tro­phies.

Join­ing in this year, Tri­umph are fea­tur­ing five of their su­per bikes, while Coven­try Mo­tor Museum will be bring­ing two of their spe­cial mo­tor­car ex­hibits.

Claire and Mark Jay, a cou­ple from Burbage, will return to this year’s show, al­though their daugh­ter, Fabia, has sold the mo­tor­bike she pre­vi­ously played along­side them.

The mo­tor-lov­ing fam­ily will be proudly show­ing off their 1954 se­ries 2 Morris mi­nor, and a 1948 field Mar­shall trac­tor, which was lov­ingly re­stored by Mark.

The fam­ily, who dress in vin­tage cloth­ing to match the pe­riod of their cars dur­ing the show, also hopes to have a 1971 ERF trac­tor unit (lorry) to show next year, as well as an eight-ton 1929 Avel­ing Porter steam roller.

Claire said: “We en­joy the show as it is lo­cal and very well at­tended plus we love to dress up to match the era of the ve­hi­cles we are show­ing.

“We have at­tended the show and the monthly Thurs­day night meets since they started.

“We joined in to sup­port dis- Hinck­ley BID and be­cause we are pas­sion­ate about our ve­hi­cles, en­joy­ing show­ing them and talk­ing to fel­low en­thu­si­asts and the pub­lic. The ve­hi­cles are our hobby and show­ing them is part of the fun.”

As well as the Jays, Reg Price will be show­ing his 102-year-old 1915 Model T Ford, while Glyn War­dle will be show­ing off his new UL­TIMA GTR to the boy (and girl) rac­ers.

Nearly ev­ery mar­que will be on show, in­clud­ing huge Cadil­lacs and Chevro­lets, fast As­ton Martins, as well as Porsches and Jaguars.

There will also be sev­eral car clubs tak­ing part, in­clud­ing Back-Street Mi­nis, who will be show­ing off 27 ve­hi­cles, in­clud­ing clas­sics such as Austin 7s and Tri­umph Mayflow­ers.

To com­ple­ment the cars, there will be chop­per bikes, mo­tor­bikes, scoot­ers and even a stock­car driven by lo­cal busi­ness owner Paul Hines.

Mean­while, both Paynes Garage and Martin Rumble will be show­ing one of their lat­est new ve­hi­cles.

The fam­ily-friendly event is free to at­tend, and there will also 60 shops, pubs, bars, cafes and take­aways open in the town cen­tre and ad­di­tional en­ter­tain­ment in Ar­gents Mead for chil­dren, as well as a shoot­ing gallery for teens and adults.

More de­tails and en­try forms etc are avail­able from Hinck­ley BID at 76 Cas­tle St. Al­ter­na­tively, email info@hinck­ley­bid.co.uk, or call Hinck­ley 698494.

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