Thousands turn out for Bourne classic car show

Edie and Alfie Lee with an Austin 6 ''Photo: SG100612-173TW
Edie and Alfie Lee with an Austin 6 ''Photo: SG100612-173TW
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A CLASSIC car show in Bourne was a big success on Sunday despite the organisers having to relocate at the last moment.

Bourne Motor Racing Club held its seventh annual Classic Car and Bike Show in the Wellhead park in Bourne.

Committee member Richard Bostock said: “It went really remarkably well. The weather was very kind to us on the day.

“However we had to move location at the last minute because it was waterlogged in our normal place after the heavy rain.

“We thought on our feet on the morning and everything looked fantastic set up around St Peter’s Pool.

“I want to thank the Bourne United Charities (which owns the Wellhead park) for allowing us to move.”

Thousands visited the show throughout the day.

Richard said: “We had a great turnout of both exhibitors and the general public coming to views the cars.

“We had a good selection of very well cared for classic cars and motorcycles.”

Visitors were able to view more than 250 classic cars on show and about 60 classic motorcycles on display with vehicles dating from 1903 to 1992, while being entertained by the Wississippi Jazz Band.

There was a range of craft and trade stalls, a magician for the youngsters, as well as a wide range of refreshments.

Richard said: “All the public who came seemed to have a really good day.”

A Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast wowed the crowds to conclude the day.

Prizes were awarded to: Chris Paling with a 1929 Bugatti Type 35B in the pre 1950 category, Alan Carter with a 1966 Triumph TR4A in the I950-70 category and Justin Cook with a 1989 Ford Capri 2.8i in the post-1970 group.

The award for the car the judges would most like to take home was won by David Goldspink with a 1965 Jaguar Mk II 3.8.

In the motorcycles classes, Rex and Jenny Login took the prize in the pre 1960 with a 1949 Triumph Speedtwin, and B Lingard won the award in the post-1960 category with a 1972 Benelli Tornado 650S.

A special award for couple most appropriately dressed for their vehicle was awarded to Lesley and Ken Challans.

Sunday was the first of two big events for the club, which is also helping to organise a special BRM day in October to mark 50 years since Graham Hill won the World Championship driving a BRM car.

Bourne’s Heritage Museum at Baldock’s Mill in South Street was also open throughout the day, with a steady flow of people visiting to see the displays on Raymond Mays, English Racing Automobiles and BRM which includes the BRM racing trophies.