The golden age of motoring was reborn in Willaston with all engines great and small enthralling families, enthusiasts, and car connoisseurs alike. Amid the coupes and cabriolets, Bentleys and Burrell Roller Samsons, the Horse Shoe pub hosted yet another successful Classic Car Show for 2012.
Locally sourced cars, vintage vehicles and traction engines from near and far, which must have taken a few days to arrive – put on a magnificent display for everyone. BBQ and charity stands were hustling and bustling, the children were kept busy in the play area, and the late afternoon crowds were entertained by rocking live music fronted by Al Deane.
Of course the Horse Shoe was open and serving their classic Sunday lunches and Robinsons cask beer throughout the event. And even the weather held sunny, (for those interested in such matters, only a slight shower at lunch time) so everything was perfect.
This year's chosen charity was Retinitis Pigmentosa; (RP) is a disease of the eye that leads to loss of vision and blindness. RP Fighting Blindness works hard to stimulate and fund cutting edge research to find a treatment or cure. The £439 raised at this year’s Vintage Car Show will go a long way towards supporting this fantastic, but relatively under-funded, charity and those affected by RP.
The Annual Car Show takes place every summer at the Horse Shoe pub in Willaston. So if you think your vintage vehicle has the X-factor get polishing and varnishing and flash back to those golden oldie autos of yesteryear. You have until summer 2013!