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Rain fails to dampen enthusiasm

One of the many wonderful vintage cars on show at the Bexhill 100 Classic and Custom Car Show, Polegrove, Bexhill

One of the many wonderful vintage cars on show at the Bexhill 100 Classic and Custom Car Show, Polegrove, Bexhill

The 10th Anniversary Bexhill 100 Classic and Custom Car Show was a bit of a wash-out thanks to torrential rain but it didn’t dampen the spirit of the diehard few determined to have a good day out regardless.

It’s usually hailed as one of Bexhill’s biggest and finest summer events but with typical bank holiday weather there was little that organisers could do to save the day, but there were still around one hundred and fifty glorious cars and bikes on display.

Bexhill 100 spokesman Paul Brailsford said one car owner braved the elements to drive all the way from Dover to Bexhill in his open top replica ‘C’ Type Jaguar. “He got wet coming to Bexhill and going home again!”

Despite the bad weather the show went ahead and was opened by the 1969 ladies British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) champion and local resident Robin Adams.

Paul said: “We were delighted that Robin opened the show for us at 11am.

“Bexhill Town Mayor, Brian Kentfield and his wife Susan, the Mayoress, also came to the event and stayed for a quite a while and it was nice to have the support of those who turned up.

“Unfortunately the weather meant it was a bit of a washout and we couldn’t do anything about that, but the typical British attitude was to have an enjoyable day despite the rain.”

Most people decamped to the marquee where refreshments and free food kindly donated by the noodle bar along with entertainment, including international violinist Caroviolina, helped lift 
spirits.

The event usually raises much needed funds for charity and in the past nine years raised £36,000 for local charitable organisations.

Paul added: “We all got a bit wet but had a good laugh. It was our tenth anniversary and we were all hoping it would be bigger and better.”

To find out more, visit the website www.bexhill100mc.co.uk

 

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