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Car Show 2017

Car Show

Sunday 3rd September 2017


On a rather gloomy day with a short light shower, the show attracted more people than last year. This year there was a mix of new exhibits and some popular ones from previous years, covering veteran, pre- and post-war and classic cars with a definite sporting flavour. The oldest was a 1913 Buick and, on the sporting front, an iconic Lotus Elite with its most distinctive feature of a highly innovative fibreglass monocoque construction. In addition there was a mixture of motorbikes and a couple of vintage bicycles.

There were two other attractions. There was a display of pre-war and classic prams belonging to Anne Bartle, which brought back memories to a number of mothers. Peter Hinton had a bell ringing set-up, but with the bells not striking. This allowed visitors on the ground floor to pull a bell rope and, via a CCTV camera, see the bell swinging high up in the bell tower, together with synchronsied electronic bell sounds in the ringing chamber. This proved to be very popular and many tried their hand; maybe some will come along to Peter's weekly introduction to bell ringing.

To complete the afternoon, tea and cakes were served in the Meeting Room.

See the article in the Royston Crow.