Revved up for classic day out
PETROLHEADS gathered to show off their prized possessions during the first Shepperton Car Show on Sunday. Event organiser Gary Critcher said he was inspired to arrange the event as he often sees ‘quite interesting’ old cars parked around town. He said: “We had around 30 cars in the two hours we were there, which was quite good for a first time. “Everyone seemed to enjoy it. The most common comment I heard was ‘is it going to be a regular meeting?’. Passers-by were surprised to see the cars. Quite a few were intrigued enough to stop and take a look at the cars and talk with the owners.” Marques on show included Pontiac, MG, Triumph, Austin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Volkswagen, Alvis and Rolls Royce. Mr Critcher, owner of a 1966 Ford Mustang, said: “I think people were pleased that someone had taken up the mantle and organised something locally.
“I am looking at making it a regular bi-monthly meeting next year, starting in April/May, when the weather improves.” The get-together was staged near the war memorial at the river end of Shepperton High Street at Manor Park, in Church Road, between 10am and noon. For more information about attending the next meeting, visit www.shep pertonclassiccars.uk