Jensen takes the top honour at Woburn classic show

| 24 Jun 2012

Despite a last-minute change of venue there was a superb showing at the first Fathers' Classic Day Out at Woburn and the event is now set to become a calendar fixture.

Originally planned to be held at Abbey Deer park in May, the Greenwoods Exhibitions event shifted to the famous Safari Park for 17 June where the classics could mix with the exotic animals.

Jack Taylor's Lotus MkVI special (featured in the October 2010 issue of C&SC)

Several car clubs put in displays including Bedfordshire Pistonheads, Milton Keynes Mini Owners' Club and the well-known Sporting Bears Car Club offering its amazing Dream Rides in return for charitable donations.

Marvellous MG TC was one of the stars

There were several awards with Car of Show being scooped by the 1968 Mk1 Jensen Interceptor of John Edwins (main picture, receiving his trophy from commentator Nick Salmon).

There was plenty of entertainment including the Ampthill Rock Choir and at the end of event pre-booked (closed!) classics were invited on a drive-through tour of the Safari Park.

A Mini gets eyed up by a rhino on the drive-through safari

Event director Steve Smith said: "After the disappointment of having to cancel the May show at Woburn because of the bad weather we were relieved to be offered this new site, which has proved a massive hit with visitors. 

"This was the first of our new family friendly shows at which we provide entertainment for all the family and encourage new and younger enthusiasts to join us and get bitten by the classic bug."