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Himley Hall fuels vintage car show - with pictures

Dudley | Attractions | Published:

Thousands of petrolheads attended a retro car show that was held in Dudley last weekend.

Hundreds of cars on show at The Classic and Retro Show at Himley Hall.

Over 3000 people visited The Classic and Retro Show at Himley Hall when the display returned to the region on Sunday.

Organisers, Gemini Events, hosted the show that saw around 800 cars presented at the grounds of the stately home.

Saloons, sports, American, commercial and military vehicles were spread across the 180 acres of land at Himley Hall for the public to view.

More than 35 motoring clubs joined with their members along with private owners to bring an array of different vintage cars, including a 1971 Morris Minor found in a barn which was restored from a bare shell.

Angela Kyrwood from Sutton Coldfield with her 186 classic Mini.

Vehicles at the event ranged from the 1930s to the 1990s with family classics such as Austin and Vauxhall and more unique models including Lotus and Porsche on display.

Performer, Carrie-Anne, provided musical entertainment with a mixture of 40's and 50's hits and modern day songs with a vintage twist.

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Hartley Wise, aged four, bought her own mode of transport to the show.

Over 50 awards for the best cars and club stands were given out at the end of the show.

The award for Best in Show went to Maurice Hudson who owns the sole remaining Scammell 100 tonner made in 1927, the vehicle was recently displayed at the Black Country Living Museum.

Hundreds of cars on show at The Classic and Retro Show at Himley Hall.

Best pre war classic was awarded to Michael Youe from Bromsgrove with his MGTL from 1946 and Darren Catling from Wolverhampton won the modern classic era with his Ford XR3 from 1982.

The event was sponsored by ClassicLine insurance and the show will run again next year on September 6.

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