The classic car show in Temple Newsam Park has been organised and run by our club for the past 5 years. It continues to be a very popular event aimed at the family visitors who also attend the adjacent “Family Fun Day” and enjoy the parks facilities. All the proceeds from the day go to St Gemmas Hospice, in Moortown, Leeds. Last years joint event raised £14,500, and although this years total is still not available(29/Aug.), that figure should be exceeded. The clubs direct efforts at collecting this year totalled £1579 which includes booking, donations,collection buckets, and the “Balloons in a car” and “Guess the mileage” competitions. The last two were organised by club members Wendy Booth and Jim Colley.
The 2019 event was blessed with fine weather and consisted of some 300 cars with a huge range of makes and ages. The oldest was a 1928 Plymouth
type Q, a former Australian car. A bit newer, but very popular was the blue 2018 Ford Mustang. The display of classic Minis, celebrating 60 years since their introduction, was very busy and drew a lot of comment, and long queues were seen at the classic “Mister Softee” ice cream van.
Alan Woodcock and Martin Gunby were the appointed judges for the “concours d’elegance” competition, and selected 3 worthy winners. First prize of a bottle of Champagne and the “Cyril Park” shield went to the pale blue Triumph TR3a owned by David Heap from Huddersfield. Second and third prizes were won by a Alfa Romeo and a Ford Capri owned by Hugh Allan and Trevor Clover respectively.
The pride of ownership competition, judged by a ballot of the owners of cars pre booked to attend, was won by the Daimler Barker Special Sports belonging to Jimmy Goodall.
A big thank you must go to all who helped, either in the organisation of the show or on the day. There is no show without you. Finally, next years show has attracted a large sponsor, so could be bigger and better.”