The 45th Hooe Car Show was held in the village at the weekend with over 325 impressive exhibits dating from 1899 through to the early seventies.
John Bishop, honorarary secretary of Hooe’s Old Motor Club, described the event as the most successful yet with the high number of exhibits, donations to be shared out among chosen charities, and “a great atmosphere.”
He commented: “In perfect weather there was a steady stream of exhibits coming in until 11am. when the show officially started.
In the afternoon the Hooe Car Club was able to make donations from the 2013 show amounting to £3,000.
£1,000 had already been given to the charity, ‘Children with Cancer,’ which had lost their caravan in the horrendous weather in the winter, and indeed is one of regular recipients of previous donations.
For the day we were proud to donate £500 to the Air Ambulance, First Response Team, and local Scouts, along with £250 towards the Windmill at Windmill Hill and the Hailsham Pavilion which brought smiles their faces!
We enjoyed a ‘bumper’ numbers of spectators who enjoyed not only the exhibits but the traditional ‘Lady in Car’ competition, and a total of 50 trade stands which will guarantee donations for our show next year, on Sunday 2nd August 2015.”
Among the stunning vehicles on display was a 1936 Riley Merlin which won the category of ‘Best used car’ having been rescued from virtually scrap to the superb condition being admired at the show, while among the commercial exhibits was a 1929 style Austin 7 van which had come all the way from Gloucestershire.