Hundreds of cars at vintage display
3:30pm Thursday 3rd October 2013 in Latest News
THE Shalbourne Classic Car Show on Sunday was more dramatic than usual this year, when one of the motorbikes on display caught fire.
The event attracted a record number of visitors and more than 400 cars were on show.
It was the sixth year that the event, hosted by Charles and Donna Scott, has been held in the grounds of Shalbourne Manor raising thousands of pounds for charity.
Mr Scott said: “It was a lovely day. It had always been forecast good weather and I think people thought they would come out and have one last shot at summer.
“There was a bit of drama when one of the motorbikes caught fire and the fire brigade had to be called out. They were very impressive and it added a note of excitement.”
Exhibitors used fire extinguishers to tackle the flames and the situation was largely under control when a crew from Marlborough arrived, but they treated the male driver for minor burns to his hands.
Mr Scott said: “Ladies in the village made hundreds of cakes and quiches and they all sold out. The tea tent sold out, the hog roast sold out, all the burgers and ice cream sold out, everything was gone but people were not left wanting.
“There were more than 100 volunteers and as dark was falling we had a little gathering and finished off the very last of the beer, it was perfect.”
Among the classic cars were a number of distinctive Jaguars including and SS2 and D Type, a 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, a mint Ferrari 250 and an Aston Martin DB4 alongside James Bond’s rumoured newest car, a rare Jensen.
Mr Scott said: “We had a line of Volkswagen camper vans at various stages of repair and restoration.”
As with every year the event raised money for the village church, which had its lead roof stripped by burglars last year.
Money will also be donated to Shalbourne Primary School and a Charity Matching Fund scheme was set up to allow residents to apply for funding for a charity of their choice.
Mr Scott said: “We haven’t got a figure yet but it will be a five figure sum north of £10,000.”
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