Teesside show appeals for even more classics

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Organisers of the Auto Bodycraft Charity Motor Show in Stokesley on 11 August plan to build on the success of last year.

More than 250 vehicles were on display in 2012 and the event’s founder Alex Atkin would like to see even more.

He said: “We hope to have more vehicles and more visitors in order to raise even more money [for charity]. Without our fantastic displays we wouldn’t have a show, so we appreciate every single owner who makes the effort to be part of the day.”

A wide range of transport will feature, from rare classic and vintage machinery to supercars, motorbikes and tractors.

Regional radio personality Steve Furnell (from TFM’s Steve & Karen’s Breakfast Show) will host the live music and there will also be stalls, a cycle course and a barbecue.

Funds will be collected for two charities – The David Ashwell Foundation, which researches Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia, a fatal condition affecting newborns – and the baby charity, Tommy’s.

Organisers aim to better the impressive £5027 collected last year.

Atkin said: “We are supporting The David Ashwell Foundation once again and also Tommy’s, which raises funds for research into miscarriage, still and premature birth.  This is a cause close to our family’s hearts after losing our nephew.

“We are appealing for owners to contact us if they have a vehicle of interest that they would like to include in the show.”

The event runs from 10am-3pm and tickets are priced at £2.50, £2 for OAPs and under-18s, while under-12s go free.
To book a space, call Alex on 01642 715894, 07738 430750 or visit the Facebook page.

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