4,000 visitors at Burnley’s classic car show

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Thousands of motoring fans turned out to see a spectacular show of classic cars in Burnley’s Towneley Park.

Crowds flocked in record numbers for Burnley’s Annual Classic Car show with more than 4,000 visitors enjoying the event which is now in its 30th year.

Petrol heads and car enthusiasts rubbed shoulders with hobbyists and families on the day which saw around 200 vintage vehicles on display from every era.

Rows and rows of cars, motorcycles and wagons in every, colour, hue and class stood glistening in the summer sun.

Resplendent Rolls Royces were parked proudly next to immaculate Imprezas, magnificent Minis and souped-up Sierras.

There were vintage motors, hot rod racers, beach buggies, Italian soft-tops, American cadillacs, military machines and rally cars in every shade from ice cream to British Racing Green.

Visitors weaved their way among the gleaming ranks of vehicles which had been driven in by owners from across the North-West.

Some drivers got to proudly parade their prized possessions around the central arena as crowds looked on.

Bonnets were popped, engines were revved and owners carefully polished their machines as members of public got the chance to vote on their favourite.

Burnley Mayor Coun. Andy Tatchell also got to take his pick of the cars in the Mayor’s Choice category at the popular show.

Gordon Salthouse, of the Rotary Club of Burnley which organised the show, was thrilled with the turn-out.

“It is probably one of the biggest events we have ever had – and we have been doing it for 30 years.

“It is certainly the most classic cars we have ever had. There are around 200 vehicles and they are all fantastic.

“There were around 3,500 people who came last year but I think we have topped it with more than 4,000.”

Children were entertained with rides, a huge bouncy castle and games and there were displays with dogs and horses held by local animal charities.

Towneley Hall opened its doors free to visitors and there were a host of stalls selling food and refreshments.

Money collected by Rotarians and volunteers on the day will be totalled up and divided among local charities.




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