Headway Essex Classic Vehicle Show brings crowds to Castle Park
Visitors to the Essex Classic Vehicle show in Colchester Castle Park, on Sunday 15th September, were transported back in time, to admire motoring classics of a bygone age. This nostalgic event organised by local brain injury charity Headway Essex is now in its fourth-consecutive year and continues to grow in popularity.
A thriving event
With over 240 classic vehicles from across the decades on display, the event attracted over 2500 visitors to Lower Castle Park. With a combined vehicle history of over 7,000 years, it was a real treat for visitors to view the classic vehicles in all their glory and chat to the owners.
An arena show presenting the best vehicles was the main event of the day, as the selected proud owners showed off their cherished cars. Trophies were awarded various categories including best pre-war car and best vehicle of the show.
The winner of the coveted ‘Best Vehicle at Show’ was a Ford Popular 103e 1958.
As well as plenty of wonderful classic vehicles to admire, local singer Steve Brewer and free-runners and acrobats Team Kinetix, entertained the crowds. There was also a wonderful selection of craft, gift and food stalls.
An extremely successful day
This year’s event raised over £10,000 which will go to ensure that Headway Essex can continue to provide rehabilitation and support for brain injury survivors and their families and carers in Essex.
Tracy Wellsted, Headway Essex Fundraising Manager, said: “It was an absolute delight to see so many people attend and raise such a fantastic amount of money. We’re also incredibly grateful to all the classic vehicle owners for their support in making this such a wonderful event and for the Charity Classic Vehicle Club for deciding to partner with us again this year.
“A special thanks as always to our wonderful team of volunteers, including the Rotary Club of Billericay Mayflower and the Essex Police Cadets who helped us run the event on the day.”
Everyone at Headway Essex would like to say a massive thank you to all of those involved in the event. To see the photos from the day head over to our Facebook page. For more information on upcoming events please keep an eye on our website and social media; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.