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Visitors revved up at third Rickinghall Classic Car Show





The third Rickinghall Classic Car Show saw more than 1,000 people go marvel at an array of vintage machines.

Started in 2019 and having a two-year hiatus before its return in 2022, the Sunday show, on May 21, was bigger and better than ever.

Organiser Geoff Short, chairman of the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club for Essex and Suffolk, felt the event went very well.

Colin Walton with his 1934 Talbot 75. Picture: Mecha Morton
Colin Walton with his 1934 Talbot 75. Picture: Mecha Morton
Wayne Allen with his 1952 Cheverolet 6400. Picture: Mecha Morton
Wayne Allen with his 1952 Cheverolet 6400. Picture: Mecha Morton
There were also displays of military vehicles at the classic car show. Picture: Mecha Morton
There were also displays of military vehicles at the classic car show. Picture: Mecha Morton
Robert Pratt and daughter Lily, 12, and his 1940 Allis-Chalmers Model B tractor. Picture: Mecha Morton
Robert Pratt and daughter Lily, 12, and his 1940 Allis-Chalmers Model B tractor. Picture: Mecha Morton
William, 10, Max, six, with dad Steve Sadler and his Jaguar XJ 2014. Picture: Mecha Morton
William, 10, Max, six, with dad Steve Sadler and his Jaguar XJ 2014. Picture: Mecha Morton

The Rickinghall resident added: “The weather was good and we had around 200 vehicles, including tractors and military vehicles.

“We also had a craft fair in the village hall, with about 20 tables, various stalls outside and Park Radio there as well – the whole event just flew.”

The club donates some event proceeds to charity. Last year, £1,500 went to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and this year the money will be going the RSPCA Suffolk Central Branch.

James Stanley with his 1980 Ford Capri 1600 GL. Picture: Mecha Morton
James Stanley with his 1980 Ford Capri 1600 GL. Picture: Mecha Morton
Richard and Annie Bondon with their 1932 Roesch Talbot AM 75. Picture: Mecha Morton
Richard and Annie Bondon with their 1932 Roesch Talbot AM 75. Picture: Mecha Morton
Pamela and Stephen Long with their 1934 Austin 7. Picture: Mecha Morton
Pamela and Stephen Long with their 1934 Austin 7. Picture: Mecha Morton
Vehicles of all shapes and sizes were on show. Picture: Mecha Morton
Vehicles of all shapes and sizes were on show. Picture: Mecha Morton

The People’s Choice award for the show, picked by visitors and exhibitors during the day, went to a dark red 1950s Bristol.

About the show’s ongoing support, Geoff said: “I thank everyone, including our great team who were out on Saturday pegging spaces for the vehicles and organising how they were all going to get in and out.

“Thanks to all the helpers, club members, vehicle owners and the public. Special thanks also needs to go to Kevin Parson from the village for putting signs up everywhere and Burgess Homes who gave a donation.

“To have 1,000 paying members of the public attend, as well as children, who came in for free, shows how popular it is and that is great.”



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