Crowds flock to classic car shows

Ray and Carl Burdett with their Rolls-Royce.
Ray and Carl Burdett with their Rolls-Royce.

Classic car enthusiasts descended on Pocklington’s West Green and Burnby Hall Gardens on Sunday, where 45 classic and vintage cars were on display.

The Pocklington Nostalgia Rally, which was free to enter, was held to raise funds for Friends of Pocklington Arts Centre.

Just over £200 was raised for the charity through donations. A 1905 Rover was the oldest car on show.

Ged Leach, chairman of Friends of Pocklington Arts Centre, said: “From the Friends point of view it was a successful event. The weather was good and there were a steady flow of people.”

The Nostalgia Rally was organised by the North of England Classic and Pre War Automobiles Club.

Meanwhile, more than 100 classic and vintage cars were on display at the Rotary Club of Weighton Wolds Classic Car Show at Langlands Garden Centre in Shiptonthorpe, which raised £1,982 for Prostate Cancer UK. Money was raised through donations, raffle, tombola, a competition to guess the age of a 1980’s MG and advertising in the catalogue for the event.

The show, which was also held last Sunday, attracted many classic car enthusiasts. It also featured entertainment from the Buckrose Concert Band.

John Ducker, who helped organise the event, said: “There were lots and lots of people. Everyone enjoyed it.”

The oldest car on display at the Rotary’s Club’s show was a 1911 Renault Tourer.

See this week’s paper (3 September) for more pictures from this event.