Gemini Events’ Classic Motor Show at Old Warden on 3rd April proved so popular that the organisers had to turn away some ‘on-spec’ traders who turned up on the morning of the show as every trade stand was already pre-booked!
Fair weather brought crowds and a superb range of vehicles to the grounds of the Shuttleworth Collection – famed for its vintage aircraft and vehicles. Some of the Collection vehicles were on display in the arena during the day.
From early morning classic cars streamed into the display field. At one point there was a queue of some 15 Ford Granadas coming in from one entrance whilst over 20 classic Minis were rolling in from another. It made for quite a sight.
Arena entrances by Letchworth Classic & Vintage car club and a wide variety of other cars proved popular with visitors as the owners showed off their pride and joy and chatted about their vehicles. The arena also hosted the super-noisy ‘Decibel Duel’ the ‘Daily Driver Award’, the ‘Pride of Ownership Award’ and a visit by a ‘Stig’ who posed for photos and collected for Macmillan Cancer Support. Overhead, the Shuttleworth Model Aircraft club put on some highly skillful flying displays.
In the later afternoon class winners were brought into the Arena and final judging took place for ‘Car of the Show’ – the title going to the 1949 T600 Tatraplan of Ivan Margolius
Gemini Events’ director, Stephen Smith, was delighted with the turnout. ‘We were blessed with good weather and as a result had a wonderful range of vehicles on display. The general public and the enthusiasts had a great time.’