500 classic motors expected at show
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 email@example.com, or call Hinckley 698494.