SOME of the world’s finest vehicular specimens were polished and buffed, primped and preened, and rolled out at the weekend to be displayed in all their resplendent glory at the Bexhill 100 Motoring Club’s Classic & Custom Car Show.
The event, held at the Polegrove, was the 9th annual show for the local club and thousands flocked to Bexhill to enjoy the display.
Show manager, Tom Mason, said the show has become a major attraction to classic and custom car devotees and those who enjoy viewing stunning cars and bikes alike. Tom said: “We’ve had between 4-5,000 people visit the show and over 560 classic cars. We are known nationally for this show and we do get some people come internationally just to see us here at this show.
“There’s virtually every make of car you can think of. I think the the oldest is around 1920 and the youngest around 1975. We don’t differentiate between makes, we like to have fun.”
He added: “ We’ve been very lucky with the weather, it’s been a beautiful sunny day. It’s been a record year, very successfull and an excellent day.”
The vast array of vehicles at the show included dozen’s of Bexhill 100 club members’ displaying their pride and joy - including Roger Gillett with his 1958 Morris Oxford, and Brian Toft with his 1935 Austin 10 Lichfield.
There were many pre-1940 cars, post 1940 cars, American, commercial, motor bikes and cycles, and there was entertainment, stalls selling car memorabilia, local produce and refreshments
Visiting the show with his family was Lee Hicks from Bexhill. Lee said they’d visited the show before and said it was interesting to see the range of cars on display, adding “a lot of them are very, very nice.”
Tom said the Bexhill 100 Motoring Club’s aim is to support local charities and causes, selected by club members. Local charities supported this year are Bexhill 100 Racing, Bexhill Community First Responders, Kent Surrey andSussex Air Ambulance, and Bexhill Caring Community Day Centre.
Tom said: “Over the last nine years, with profits we make from the show every year, we’ve probably given between £35-£45,000 to local charities, which for a little club I think is pretty good.”
For further information on the Bexhill 100 Motoring Club visit the website at: www.bex hill100.com