WOW, what a day and what a Show!!
The weather was very kind to us, considering the amount of rain that fell in the week immediately prior to the Show. A huge number of entrants turned up to show off their 2, 3 and 4 wheeled vehicles. There were also in excess of 150 dancers, many in period dress, dancing on an all weather (covered) dance floor to Be Bop/Lindy Hop/Jitterbug and Jive music.
The event, in aid of Shooting Star Chase Children`s Hospices and with the wonderful support of Bushy Park Management, we have exceeded last years total and raised £11,451.14 thanks to the generosity of entrants and visitors. The Home Made Cake stall alone made £800 and sold out almost 2 hours before the end of the Show. A massive thank you to everyone who baked and donated such an amazing array of cakes.
It was wonderful to see such a huge variety of vehicles on show - from a very rare front/mid engined air cooled truck called, I believe, a Tempo Matador to a tiny ‘20’s Austin 7, to a huge Plymouth Road Runner Super Bird and a ‘16 plate Audi R8 v10, with very sinister matt paintwork!! There was a fabulous display of motorbikes, scooters, and a ’penny farthing’ being ridden around the show site (how do you get off in a hurry, let alone get on??).
There were 6 categories for prizes, the winners being - Favourite car - Dodge Coronet. Favourite commercial vehicle - the Matador. Favourite military vehicle - Daimler Ferret scout car. Favourite motor cycle - ‘77 Triumph Bonneville Silver Jubilee AND side car. Favourite scooter - a very original late ‘50’s early ‘60’s Lambretta and finally ‘Best in Show’ - a lovely Buick.
The organisers, Nic Moore and Mike Pratt, would like to thank all concerned for making this the best Show to date - now what about next year, eh ??