The two-day Classic Motor Show at Woburn on 3rd & 4th May began with a rain-soaked Sunday but despite the poor weather an excellent turnout of classic vehicles arrived to display in the grounds of the Duke of Bedford’s stately home and commentator Brian Page, of Classic Assessments, was kept busy with a continuous stream of cars through the arena. Popular highlights of the day included a visit by a charity fund-raising ‘Stig’ and the crowd-pleasing ‘Decibel Duel’.
The Monday brought blue skies and warm sunshine which drew very substantial numbers of classic entries and large quantities of visitors. As Brian Page said, “What a difference a day can make. We were all reaching for the sun protection cream and the marshals were struggling to get all the visitors onto the site.”
Club stands featured extensively at the show with Lotus, Allegro, MG, Mini, Granada, Morris Minor and Standard represented as well as 750 Motor Club and the Letchworth Classic & Vintage Club. The Best Club Stand award went to the Jensen Owners Club and was collected by member Derek Chapman, standing next to his unique 1967 Jensen prototype.
New for this year at Gemini Events’ Woburn show was the ‘Pride of Ownership’ award, given to an owner who has cherished a long association with a particular vehicle. Winner was Stephen George from Arlesey, with his 1955 Standard 8 Deluxe.
Car of the Show was the beautifully presented 1927 Austin 7 Chummy of Keith Fletcher who brought the car down from Lutterworth in Leicestershire.
Gemini Events returns to Woburn for the Fathers’ Classic Day Out show on Sunday 21st June, with displays of performance and classic vehicles, hot rods, live music, and model aircraft displays.