Sunday 28 May 2017 - Lion Green
The 9th Haslemere Classic Car Show and Tour took place on Sunday 28 May...
Thank you to everyone for coming along and making the show a great day, if a little shortened because of the rain - unfortunately that was out of our hands!
The day started with the tour - around ninety pre-1977 classics turned up on Lion Green for breakfast before being waved off on the run by Haslemere’s New Mayor Cllr. Malcolm Carter. A car enthusiast, Malcolm joined Brian Howard in his 1949 Alvis TA14 on the tour which went for around 60 miles through Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex with a halfway stop at Lasham Airfield.
The tour returned to take up their places on Lion Green and were joined by a further 140 show cars. We were especially grateful for the help of the 1268 (Haslemere) Squadron ATC who did a wonderful job parking the classic cars on the green and were a credit to their organisation. Around the perimeter of the Green were fifty or so stalls, selling local produce, crafts, vintage and classic car related goods. There were many delicious types of food to eat and the Haslemere Festival Bar was doing a brisk trade along with the WI who were serving traditional Cream Teas. Entertaining the crowd were George’s Coastline Jazz Band and the South Downs Ukulele Orchestra.
The show is open to all pre-1977 vehicles whether veteran, vintage or classic. From exotic sports cars, elegant pre-war tourers, everyday family classics to Americana and hot-rods and there were entries from most of the major marques. Many of the cars taking part are ‘affordable' classics but there are always some unique and special vehicles to be seen.
The day had started out bright and sunny with people picnicking and enjoying a Pimm’s amongst the cars. Unfortunately, for the first time after 9 dry years the show was brought to a rather abrupt end mid afternoon with a burst of ‘Monsoon’ rain.
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Best Dressed Car And Crew entrants are encouraged to dress in period outfits to match their cars. Judged by Adrain Hardwick, Sales Director of sponsors Keats of Haslemere and the Mayor Cllr. Malcolm Carter a difficult decision was reached. The stylish winners were David and Jan Jeffcoat in the ‘Beast’ a 1927 Sunbeam 25HP Tourer. Adrian said “There were so many fantastic entrants this year, with cars from around the world. It was particularly difficult to select a winner, but it was decided that David and Jan Jeffcoat and their crew had just gone the extra mile.”
The runner-up prizes were presented to two rather different Fords - John Childs with his Wartime 1943 Ford GPW Jeep and Roy Hunt with his spectacular Ford Skyliner with a retractable hardtop.
People's Choice for the first time in the HCCS history the public agreed with the 'Best Dressed' result and lucky David also picked up the ‘People’s Choice’ award, as the car the public would most like to take home. He received a day out at Brooklands, from the Brookland’s Trust Members who sponsored the competition. Runner’s-up were Lisa Costello with her 1961 BMW Isetta and Roy and Julie Reynolds in their 1954 Sunbeam 90 Coupé.
The show saw the long anticipated launch of the HCCS Haslemere Hog - 'Road HOG'. This community iniative has seen 59 decorated hogs on display around Haslemere prior to auction and has raised money for charity. Road HOG the 60th and last hog has been kept under wraps until his unveiling at the show. Designed for the HCCS by local illustrator and classic car enthusiast Derek Matthews. Road HOG was raffled at the show and was won by one of our regular entrants Carmen Ashton-Jones and so will hopefully be seen back at HCCS 2018.
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One of our entrants Claire made this great video of the day for her blog Maybush Studio
DID YOU MISS OUT?
For the first time this year we produced some souvenirs of the day. We still have a few of our 2017 limited edition car stickers and enamel badges. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing.
1x car sticker, 1x badge and P&P for £5.
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