Show is a classic as more than £25,000 is raised

Scores of visitors flocked to Hebden Bridge to helpraise more than £25,000 at one of the biggest events in the town’s calendar.

Friday, 7th August 2015, 11:23 am
Sunday at Hebden Bridge Vintage Car Weekend, Calder Holmes Park. Eileen and Roy Sutcliffe with their Rover 16 sport saloon.

Thousands of people visited the town’s charity vintage weekend, now in its 33rd year, at Calder Holmes Park.

Visitors and entrants travelled from afar and many decided to make a full weekend of it, staying locally and taking in both days of the show.

The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, is well established as a premier attraction for the display of around 600 veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, military and commercial vehicles.

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Displays include classic cars, motorcycles, Rolls Royces and Bentleys, replica and kit cars, military vehicles, tractors, novelty cars, post-war cars, American vehicles and more.

And despite a rainy start to the weekend on Saturday, the sun eventually began to shine.

The popular event also included live music, fun rides for children and stacks of stalls.

Neil Croft, treasurer of Hebden Bridge Rotary Club, said: “It was a great success. We had more cars than ever before, more than 700 across the weekend.

“And I think we can say we had record crowds. The main thing is that we will have a reserve of funds to support local charities.

“It’s all down to a lot of hard work from a lot of people and the volunteers who give up their time for nothing.

“It’s very good for Hebden Bridge, I’ve spoken to shopkeepers who said it was fantastic and that everything was busy. That’s the reason why we do it - to promote Hebden Bridge.

“We’ve all got big smiles on our faces.”

Funds raised from the weekend will help support a wide variety of charities, good causes and individuals in need.