On Sunday, visitors to the Essex Classic Vehicle show in Colchester Lower Castle Park were transported back in time, to admire motoring classics of a bygone age. This nostalgic event organised by Headway Essex was a triumph over the odds, after 18 months of cancelled events, due to the pandemic.
A Bumper Year for the Essex Classic Vehicle Show
It is clear the show was sorely missed by vehicle owners and visitors alike. The 2021 show came bouncing back bigger and better than before, with over 275 classic vehicles, collectively representing over 9 decades of motoring history.
The Essex Classic Vehicle Show attracted over 3,000 visitors to Lower Castle Park and was officially opened by the Mayor of Colchester, Robert Davidson. Following a lockdown, and so many cancelled events, the atmosphere was buzzing with excitement and it was a real treat for families to be out together and view the classic vehicles in all their glory and chat with the owners.
Presenting the Best Classic Vehicles & Great Entertainment
Crowds were treated to an arena show presenting the best vehicles where the selected proud owners showed off their cherished cars. Trophies were awarded in various categories including best pre-war car and best vehicle of the show.
The winner of the coveted ‘Best Vehicle at Show’ was a 1936 Austin York.
There was plenty of other entertainment during the day with a selection of stalls, children’s entertainment, and two amazing shows by Team Kinetix, with a chance for the kids to take part too.
Raising Funds to Support Adults with Acquired Brain Injury
This year’s Essex Classic Vehicle Show looks set to raise well over £11,000 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: “After such a terrible year it was an absolute delight to see so many people having a good time and raising such an amazing 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. We’re also very thankful to this year’s sponsors: Kent Blaxill, Elms Price & Co Estate Agents, and Agile Technical Solutions.