Bourne Motor Racing Club gears up for annual Classic Car and Bike Show

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A BIG year for motoring will kick off in Bourne on Sunday.

Bourne Motor Racing Club is holding its annual Classic Car and Bike Show on the Wellhead field in Bourne from 10am until 4.30pm.

It will be the first of two huge events for the club, which is also helping to organise a special BRM day to mark 50 years since Graham Hill won the World Championship driving a BRM car.

Committee member Richard Bostock said: “It is a very big year for Bourne in terms of motoring and Sunday’s event is just the start.

“We are all looking forward to it - while all the time keeping one eye on the weather.” It will be the seventh classic car show the club has organised and last year’s event attracted about 3,000 people throughout the day.

This year, there will be more than 250 classic cars on show with the oldest vehicle a 1901 Pick and the newest being registered in 1992, the show’s cut-off date. There will also be about 60 classic motorcycles on display, as well as some commercial vehicles.

There will also be craft stalls, the Wississippi Jazz Band will entertain the crowds and there will be a magician for the youngsters, as well as a wide range of refreshments.

The centrepiece of the show will be a tribute to English car maker Lotus, which this year is celebrating 50 years of the Elan sportscar, the 40th anniversary of the Esprit supercar and the 35th anniversary of the first competitive outing of the 78 ground effect Lotus F1 car.

There will also be a stand giving information on the BRM day.

The day will come to a close with a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast, weather depending, and the judging of the vehicles. Awards will also be made for the woman and man most appropriately dressed for their vehicle.

Richard said: “It is all systems go for a fantastic day on Sunday and we are hoping to see lots of visitors. There has been a lot of interest in the show.

“There are certainly no plans to cancel because of the rain.”

Entry to the show is free.

Bourne’s Heritage Museum at Baldock’s Mill in South Street will also be open throughout the day, showing off its displays on Raymond Mays, English Racing Automobiles and BRM which includes the BRM racing trophies.

To find out more call 07760 171045 in the evenings only or visit www.bourneclassiccarshow.co.uk, where there are details about previous shows.