A classic car show looks set to attract a bumper crowd this weekend with exhibitor pre-registrations climbing 50 per cent on last year’s record-breaking event.

The tenth anniversary edition of Stokesley Rotary’s Classics on Show event takes place at Stokesley Showfield this Saturday (June 18).

Eleven dedicated classic vehicle clubs have signed up for this year’s celebratory show which will opens at 10am and runs until 4pm.

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The line-up includes some extremely rare models including a 1925 Ford Model T – an original ‘Tin Lizzie’ and a 1973 Gucci edition AMC Hornet sportabout V8.

The Hornet is believed to be the only one of the five litre, V engine models remaining out of just 200 made.

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The club will also this year host a dedicate motorcycle arena and has, for the first time, attracted support from the non-profit Christian Motorcyclists Association.

There are high hopes for the show following 2021’s record event which brought in revenue of £11,140 – more than double the £5,320 income from the inaugural 2012 event.

To date the event has raised a combined total over its history of £54,907 for a range of good causes and charities.

Chris Mayes of Stokesley Rotary said: “Our confidence comes from the fact that we have had over 350 pre-registrations which is significantly up on previous years as most vehicles register on the day.

"We know this year’s show will have a lot to live up to following our 2021 record edition which attracted a visitor turnout of 2,500 with an astounding 700 exhibiting fleet of around 500 cars, tractors, buses, army trucks and motorbikes.

"The results were a long way from the launch event which attracted 150 vehicles and 1,800 visitors and we hope we can push the envelope even further in this 10th anniversary year.”

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The show’s entertainment line-up features stalwarts the Bilsdale Silver Band and there will be a NAAFI Café run by Chapters Bistro of Stokesley with the showground sporting bunting throughout to mark the Jubilee month.

Exhibitors to the show, which this year will raise funds for the Samaritans, Great North Air Ambulance and Blood Bikes as well as other Rotary charities, enter for free, though are encouraged to make donations.

Visitors pay £7, £2 for youngsters aged 10 to 16, under tens go free or there is a family ticket for £15 admitting two adults and two youngsters of paying age.

Classics on Show 2021 is sponsored by Mathewson’s classic vehicle auctions of Thornton-le-Dale, SG Petch, the family run multi-franchised car dealership, and Lexus Teesside.


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