2017 Shows and Events

August 2017 - Knebworth Classic Motor Show, Hertfordshire.

…And that’s a triple!

 

Hot on the heels of back to back concours wins at the 2017 Nostalgia Show, Leicestershire and The 2017 Car & Bike Roadshow, Cambridgeshire. Rich’s Seven styled Hardtop Coupé design made it a triple beating off all the elite classic and sports car competition at this years annual Masterclass awards held at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire over the August bank holiday weekend.

 

 

Competing against elite show cars the event annually attracts in excess of two thousand exhibitors with some of the best cars on the show scene on display. Visitors to the event can see Super Cars, Classics, Sports, American, Kits, Custom, Hotrods, Movie Cars and more. This years glorious weather brought cars from far and wide with the organisers keen to see the final numbers, whilst speculating this to be the biggest turnout to date.

 

August 2017 - Stamford Car Show, Lincolnshire.

 

 

Organised by the Stamford Round Table this popular event was booked to capacity months before the event. So early booking is always essential.

 

 

 

Another glorious sunny Sunday welcomed exhibitors and visitors to this years Stamford Car Show held within the beautiful setting of Stamford Meadows, Lincolnshire.

 

 

 

Exhibitors wishing to enjoy a planned rally run amongst the Lincolnshire and Rutland countryside need to pre-book spaces on the rally, which arrives at the show venue mid-morning.

With such a varied mix of show vehicles, club stands and competitions to include the annual charity Duck Race, there is always something for everyone at this annual family event.

 

August 2017 -  Maxey Car Road Show, Cambridgeshire.

 

Amongst some very distinguished thoroughbreds, Rich’s Seven styled Hardtop Coupé design and development caught the judges eye and was presented the 2017 Concours winner’s trophy at the annual event awards. This award came hot on the heels of last weekends Beaumanor Hall, Nostalgia Show win.

 

 

 

Cars on display saw an absolutely stunning McLaren Supercar alongside Aston Martins, a very impressive Ford Mustang GT imported from Salt Lake City and a newly and immaculately restored 1964 2.5 Litre Daimler Dart. Who recalls the ton-up boys of the 1960’s with Daimler Darts adorning front mounted silver bells.

 

July 2017 -  Nostalgia Show, Beaumanor Hall, Leicestershire. 

Now in its second year under the experienced guidance of Stephen Smith and Gemini Events. The event saw Classics, Sports, Americans and Customs fill the grounds around the venue.

 

 

On arrival craft and trade stands were already set-up and open for business with food outlets offering early morning bacon rolls to the arriving exhibitors.

 

Returning for their second year the fabulous Bluebird Belles entertained with three sets of toe-tapping swing songs that saw visitors jumping and jiving amongst the brollies and afternoon showers.

 

 

Around the grounds the concours judges had their work cut out to find the winners for the awards ceremony which was brought forward half an hour to avoid the forecast downpour. In true British style the rain also decided to bring itself forward half an hour which made for a very memorable and entertaining trophies presentation.

 

It was an absolute honour for Rich’s Hardtop Coupé design and development to then be voted the judges choice and return home with the prized 2017 Concours winners trophy.

 

July 2017 -  Kimbolton Country Fayre & Charity Car Show, Cambridgeshire.

 

Another glorious sunny Sunday for the 26th annual Kimbolton Country Fayre & Charity Car Show. Organised by the Kimbolton Castle Rotary Club in partnership with The Sporting Bears Motor Club and held within the fabulous grounds of Kimbolton Castle.

 

 

With every area of the showground packed to capacity this ever popular event saw visitors getting up close and personal with vehicles ranging from a 1900’s Stanley ‘Steamer’ to a Le Mans Lola T292 and a Tyrrell 012 F1 race car.

 

In the main arena heavy horses entertained visitors with a very graceful display, offering a unique insight into the world of these magnificent gentle giants.

 

Returning to the event ‘The Sealed Knot’ re-enacted an entertaining Civil War Skirmish with pikes, muskets and a good ol’ dose of flash-bangs and smoke. In the distance an approaching Merlin engine could be heard as the BBMF Spitfire flew in low over the tree tops to make a number of flybys before tipping its wings and returning home.

 

 

For those in search of a little retail therapy the craft and trade fayre offered endless opportunities to lighten your pockets as did the various food outlets offering fresh baked pies, pastries and pasties.

 

 

This is a very popular event and well worth pencilling in for 2018.

 

June 2017 - Bourne Car & Bike Carnival, Bourne, Lincolnshire.

 

 

 

Wow! What a scorcher with blue skies, full sun and 32 degrees the second annual Bourne Car & Bike Carnival had all the right ingredients to pull the crowds and it did just that!

Booked to capacity weeks before the event visitors arrived from around the country to the historic fenland market town famed as the home of the BRM (British Racing Motors) F1 Racing Team. 

With sports cars, classics and bikes on display throughout the town, live demonstrations and a full programme of singers, groups and bands to include Spitfire flybys and returning for their second year ‘The Blitz Dancers’ entertained the public and exhibitors from the get-go.

May 2017 - National Kit Car Show, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

 

‘Sunshine & Showers’ were the format for the early Spring Bank Holiday weekend at Stoneleigh’s National Kit Car Show. This is the worlds largest kitcar show which showcases more kitcars in one place than any other event.

 

 

Inside the exhibition halls hundreds of traders supply everything from a single nut and bolt to a complete turnkey car ready to roll.

 

Outside club stands annually fill the showground with thousands of kit and special interest cars on display. 

 

 

 

This one-off futuristic concept car was developed for the 2004 Sci-Fi action movie “I, Robot” and was on display courtesy of ‘The London Motor Museum’.

 

For those seeking a little more of an adrenaline rush, you could experience a passenger seat drift ride or try the Dakar - 4 wheel drive off-road course.

 

April 2017 - County Wheels Day,  Woodhall Spa,  Lincolnshire .

 

With sunshine forecast, trade and craft stalls, food stands and vehicle exhibits ranging from Kit, Custom, Hotrod, Sports, Classics and Motorcycles there was something for everyone.

 

 

 

This year for the first time the heated outdoor swimming pool was open for all exhibitors keen enough to bring a cossie, while for those less enticed the famous ‘Kinema in the Woods’ was screening a one-off showing of “Herbie The Love Bug”.

The event saw a large turnout of exhibitors with visitor numbers up on last year and all show profits going to aid local charities.

April 2017 - Old Warden Motor Show, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

 

With Old Wardens resident large model flying club in attendance the 2017 show season got off to a flying start at the home of the Shuttleworth Collection with the sixth annual Old Warden Motor Show seeing its largest gathering of pre-war, modern classics and sports cars to date.

 

With a live arena featuring motoring heritage displays, commentaries and competitions to include the now familiar Gemini Events ‘Decibel Dual’ visitors were entertained in glorious sunshine throughout the day at this increasingly popular season opener.

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