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  • Writer's pictureTracey Baty

Classic Car Show In East Yorkshire Village

The team at a local Rotary Club has organised a Classic Car Show to raise funds for a York cancer charity.

Weighton Wolds Rotary Club will hold its ninth annual Classic Car Show at Langlands Garden Centre, Shiptonthorpe on Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August in aid of York Against Cancer.

Organisers are expecting between 80 and 100 classic cars to be on display daily over the two-day event, including a prewar Wolsey Hornet, a 1925 Austin 20 Open Tourer, an Austin London Taxi and some modern-day classics: a 2000 Ferrari, a Ford Capri and Morris Minors.

Classic car enthusiast and Weighton Wolds Rotary Club member, John Ducker is looking forward to the event:

“We’re very pleased with the calibre of classic cars that we attract to our shows. We are looking forward to this year’s event and to welcoming classic cars from East, West and South Yorkshire.

“Over the years, our classic car shows have raised over £20,000 for various charities including Alzheimer’s Society and Yorkshire Air Ambulance, so we’re hopeful that this event will raise a significant amount of money to help York Against Cancer to fund their vital work. Last year we had over 200 over the two days and raised £5619.56 for the charity.

“We’ve always got room to display more cars, so if you’re a classic car owner and would like to join us on either or both days, please email me.”

Two cups will be awarded at the show: The Ian Peak Memorial Cup for the best pre-war car and a new for this year; the Weighton Wolds Presidents Cup for the car the President would most like to take home. These are sponsored by Drakes Garage, Shiptonthorpe and Langlands Garden Centre respectively.

The Classic Car Show takes place between 10am and 4pm on 27th and 28th August at Langlands, Shiptonthorpe. All are welcome and entry is by donation, with all proceeds going to York Against Cancer.

Weighton Wolds Rotary Club became a chartered Rotary Club in 2014 and its 48 members have raised over £100,000 since the club’s inception. The club raises funds for both specific charities and for the Club’s own charity account from which local bequests are made. For more information about Wolds Weighton Rotary Club, please contact Secretary, Chris Stephenson on 07957 638739.


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