This year’s Tadcaster Show was moved forward a couple of weeks on the calendar, compared to 2016. This has proved to be a good idea, avoiding clashes with other local shows. The weather was also better but some still found it a bit cold.
Attendance at the show was much higher than last year, about 180 cars; an email campaign to previous exhibitors seeming to pay off well. A concours competition was held for those interested, and some superb cars were entered. The winner, a Ford XR3i entered by Mark Stewart
set a very high standard, closely followed by the MGA entered by club member Brian Hill and a Rover entered by Graham Lomas. The second and third cars were both only one point behind the winner, so a further examination was made, and Brian’s superb tool kit swung it, gaining him the second place. The sponsors choice prize was awarded to the Bedford Dormobile entered by Philip Hobson.
Many interesting vehicles turned out for the show, one corner being occupied by Mini Coopers. Two impressive Packards made an appearance and received a lot of attention and much interest was shown in the 1923 Citroen agricultural reaper which could be heard running at times during the day.
A collection was made during the show for Martin House Hospice, and combined with the pre booking donations a sum of £670 was raised, and was presented to Alison Wragg from the hospice, following the prize giving.
Thanks to all those who helped out on the day. Without your efforts shows like this could not be successfully organised.