More than 500 Classic vehicle owners from all over the Midlands filled Hinckley Town Centre on a Sunday to show off their beautiful and carefully restored machines.
Organised by the Hinckley BID - this years 4th annual Hinckley Classic Motor Show comprised cars, vans, bikes and scooters, a pre-war tractor and even the Bounty’s Home Guard and land Girls turned up in a wartime military vehicles– all of which were much appreciated by the huge crowds of families who came in to Hinckley to enjoy the day (17,000+).
Although a very difficult decision, the independent judges finally award the prizes for the ‘Best Turned Out’ vehicles:
- First Prize went to an immaculate Gilbern - PWN 958 E
- Second prize to an Austin 6 –AXK 23
- Third prize to a Sunbeam Talbott - HPX 511
- Best Scooter Winner went to a Lambretta 150cc – 965 YUD
- Best Motorbike Winner went to a Suzuki 500 – VUK 201 H
- Special Vehicle Winner went to a Ford Thunderbird - CBB 17
- Special Trophy Award went to an Austin Van – HWE 534 D
One of the many compliments paid to the organisers was from an entrant from Stoke Golding who emailed Hinckley BID said:
"I visited the Hinckley Show for the first time yesterday and exhibited my car. What a marvellous 'meet' it was too! The atmosphere was fantastic and the variety and quantity of exhibits was superb. All the 'officials' I spoke to were very friendly and helpful and appeared genuinely committed to the success of the event. I have attended many shows and also 'run' a stand at the NEC show - this show beat them all. A big bonus for me was just to be able to arrive when I wanted to, park-up and leave without any hassle. Well done, you have got it just right - I'm sure the town benefited from your efforts."
Hinckley BID are grateful to the Sponsors of this event - Classicline Insurance, Martin Rumble (Vauxhall) and Stuart Plumbing and Heating Supplies.