Sunday, 8 July 2012

Lydiate Classic Car Show 2012

PETROLHEADS from across the north west have helped to raise hundreds of pounds at a classic car and bike show held in Lydiate this weekend.

More than 100 owners of cars, motorcycles and military vehicles from decades gone by packed into the field alongside Lydiate Parish Hall today to help raise hundreds of pounds for Cancer Research UK.

Ben Spears, one of the show’s organisers, told Life On Cars: "It’s gone incredibly well this year, with it being better organised and the weather being fantastic for us. 

"The turnout has been fabulous and we got a lot of variety this year, with everything from the scooter boys and the bikers to the vintage cars and the modern classics. There really was something there for everyone, and it was all for a very good cause."

Visitors to the show were not only treated to upwards of 100 cars of all ages, but also displays from local motorcycle and scooter clubs, a row of bubble cars from the 1950s and 1960s and the chance to buy an American pick-up truck in a silent auction to help raise funds for the charity. Among the other attractions were stalls, refreshments and the show’s first ever autojumble.

Plans are already underway for an even bigger event in Lydiate next year, to help boost the amount raised for Cancer Research UK. Life On Cars took these pictures at today's event:

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  1. What a great day it was, thaks for coming David, see you next year :)

  2. Nothing really compares to a car show, especially when classic cars are on display. I mean, these cars deserve to be recognized like this. I really love the blue hot rod, the one with the plate number "259 EKK", though it only proves that it was registered a long, long time ago. Heheh. But it’s a really nice ride, something like a life-sized RC car.

  3. There’s always something about vintage cars that makes them so beautiful, that even though there are a lot of new models out there, some still find these classics to be amazing. I for one, love going to vintage car shows around town. It’s always full of people who are passionate about their cars that they really make an effort to maintain, and even restore, them.

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  5. Hey, Clint! We feel the same way about vintage cars being displayed in car shows. But, if we come to think about it, each car in the '60s and '50s has that distinct design that you wouldn't see in any other cars. For example, the Chevy Impala has been known for its trademark chromed trims and bumpers and white wall tires.