Gear up for classic car show in Barney
FRIENDS with a shared loved of all things automotive have organised their own classic car show this summer aiming to raise much needed cash for charity.
Jonathan Wallis, Alan Beaty, Colin Graham and Jonathan Privett are passionate about their vintage vehicles and love attending meet-ups.
Lockdown restrictions during the past year have seen all but a few car shows taking place, so they decided to organise their own, the Barnard Castle Classic and Retro Car Meet.
The static show, which will be held Barnard Castle School, has been planned for Sunday, August 8, and is open to all pre-millennium vehicles.
Mr Wallis, who will be bringing his cherry-red Triumph Spitfire along, said: “We’re trying to do something we enjoy that would be good for the town as well as trying to help raise money for charities that have had it hard over the last year.
“We really hope it gets the interest and ideally we’d love to get about 50 vehicles, but I secretly hope we might have as many as 100.
“We want to make it an informal event, more of a family day out – bring a picnic and a blanket and have a relaxed day,” added Mr Wallis
There will be prizes for the best judged car, though entry to the show is open to all modes of transport including tractors and motorcycles.
Plans also include an informal run around Teesdale with a guest announcer detailing participating vehicle details as they head out up the dale.
Entry to the car show is £5 per vehicle will all proceeds from the event being shared equally between the Teenage Cancer Trust and Barnard Castle Christmas Lights. Entry for spectators is free and all are encouraged to pop along during the day.
“We’re hoping it will be a great day and want people to be made welcome. We’d love them to make a day of it, bring a picnic blanket and have a bite to eat,” said Mr Wallis.