All roads lead to classic rally starting from today

Vintage stars: Hundreds of vehicles will be there over two days
Vintage stars: Hundreds of vehicles will be there over two days
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Petrol heads are in for a great weekend out with hundreds of classic vehicles winding their way to hebden Bridge - and it starts today (Saturday).

The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge is hosting the 32nd annual Vintage Weekend at Calder Holmes Park, New Road, Hebden Bridge, today and tomorrow from 10am to 5pm.

The event is well established as a premier attraction for the display of some 600 veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, military and commercial vehicles, usually attracting around 9,000 people.

Owners and spectators come from far and wide, making the two-day event “one of Britain’s best events”, according to Classic Car Weekly.

Rotarian Ian Lindsay, of the organising club, said: “A fantastic fun packed weekend is in store, with the funds raised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge helping to support a wide variety of charities, good causes and individuals in need.

“This is an event with something to please the whole family - it is far from being merely a show for collectors.

“Not only will there be splendid vehicles on display but also varied entertainment including live music, fun rides for children, craft and product stalls, and refreshment outlets.”

The display on Saturday will include classic cars (1971-1993), motorcycles (1971-1993), Rolls Royce and Bentleys (any age), replica or kit cars (any age), military vehicles (any age), tractors (registered pre 1993), pre-1971 registered vehicles, and novelty vehicles (pedal cars/classic bicycle etc).

Sunday’s display will feature veteran and vintage cars (up to 1930), post vintage cars (1931-1939), post-war cars (1940-1960/1961-1972), motorcycles up to 1972, American vehicles up to 1972, and military vehicles (any age).

Also on Sunday, a scneic run, involving up to 50 vehicles, will start from Moderna Business Park, Mytholmroyd, at 11am passing through Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Littleborough, before finally arriving back in Hebden Bridge, at Calder Holmes Park around noon.