Massive range of classics delight Surrey crowds


The fifth Haslemere Classic Car Show attracted more than 80 cars on 10 June.

British classics such as MGs, Triumphs, Jaguars, Daimlers and Alfas were all out in force.

Older vehicles included Mike Mutters’ 1914 Stanley 606 roadster steam car (above), a 1928 Sunbeam 25hp tourer and a Jordan Rally-winning 1931 Bugatti Type 49.

An Alpine A110 1600, which was rallied by pioneering racer Christine Dacremont in 1971, also made an appearance, while an ex-works Lancia Delta Integrale prompted organisers to relax the rules excluding post-’73 cars.

The People’s Choice award was a close-run thing between Louise Cartledge’s totally original 3 Litre vintage Bentley called ‘Scruffy’ and the eventual winner, Rod Ayres’ immaculate Ford Cortina 1600E.

Andrea Potter topped the Best Dressed Car and Driver competition thanks to her VW Beetle and matching vintage-style gear.

Special awards, meanwhile, went to Nicki Daniels for her Ford Model B Roadster and the Chevrolet Bel Air Townsman (above) of Martin Carter from Aldershot, which was recently handed a role in Tim Burton’s film Dark Shadows.

Stalls lined the green with local produce, crafts, art, vintage and car-related goods, while traditional fête games were laid on by local charities.

The inaugural Bake Off competition attracted a number of culinary delights, with Rita Clayton’s chocolate cake taking top honours.

Refreshments came courtesy of the Haslemere Festival Bar and the Regis Jazz Band provided the day’s entertainment.

Keep an eye on the event's website for news of next year's show.


Chris Martin

Looks like I missed a good show there.
While lines of old cars in a field are ok for die-hard petrolheads, the idea of mixing them up, and adding side attractions - even a bake-off- can make an ordinary event into a great day out for the family.
More like this needed!
On another note though, I love that Bentley, is there any way cars like that can be 'listed' as being of historic importance with a preservation order so that it can never be 'restored'.
It would be a crime to see that on an American golf course with chrome plated wire wheels and all the bling!
Chris M.


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