The second annual Fulneck Classic Car Show took place on Saturday, 16 September from 10-4 in Fulneck’s East End car park. A resounding success, notwithstanding the small venue, writes Ivor Hughes.
A select handful of 20 classic cars and light commercial vehicles were on display with their owners. All were happy to discuss the vehicle’s history, restoration and projects in hand.
It wasn’t Beaulieu Motor Museum or Goodwood Festival of Speed but it was local and so much more accessible.
Lead organiser Tom Booth said: “The small size of our current venue has become frustrating. We are looking for somewhere larger for next year’s event but have nowhere specific in mind. All suggestions or offers welcome.”
The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Al Garthwaite, had accepted the invitation to visit the show and award the prize for the winning entry. Her consort, Alderwoman Angela Gabriel, was alongside.
The Lord Mayor was refreshingly candid about her presence at the event. She said: “I wasn’t confident about this one. What do I know about classic cars? But the sight of them, and talking with the owners, brought back so many fond childhood memories.”
Here’s a slideshow of photos from the day:
First Prize went to John Anderson and his 1935 two seater Morris 8 767 FAY.
The local band Amici also deserved some sort of award for their closing live music set. They really were that good.
Just in case you are wondering. The buckets and batons shown in some images were part of the public’s prize voting system, closed by the time of my visit.
These and other images in high resolution can be viewed here.
Community reporter Katherine Turner also took some photos. Here’s a slideshow of her images from the day: