spot_img
- Click for tickets -spot_img

In pictures: car show returns – bigger and better than ever

MOST READ

Hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles were on show in Stroud on Sunday.

Organised by the Top of Town Community Association, and held at the Playing Field in Bisley Old Road, Stroud Classic Car and Bike Show was open to all manner of vehicles, and trophies were awarded in different classes, including Classic, American and Bikes.

DSC03581 | In pictures: car show returns – bigger and better than ever
Russell White with his 1972 Ford Capri 1600GT.

“We operate a unique self-voting system,” explained Richard Bradley, who owns a 1955 Standard 10 and a classic Mini from 1984. “Owners vote for the best cars in each category, and the most popular tend to be cars from the 60s, 70s and 80s – classics are becoming more modern.”

There was a wide variety of cars and motorbikes on show: “We’ve got everything here from a relatively humble British car like the Ford Prefect right through to a Chevrolet Bel Air,” said Mr Bradley.

DSC03531 | In pictures: car show returns – bigger and better than ever
Barry Pollock with his 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air he imported from Florida, and which scopped a trophy at the 2019 show.

The show started around 10 years ago and has grown year on year. “We started with about four cars and this year there are around 400. The turnout is higher as there was supposed to be a show in Tewkesbury today but that was cancelled, and a lot of people came to Stroud instead.”

DSC03604 | In pictures: car show returns – bigger and better than ever
Emilio Wilson (3) at the wheel of a custom-made ‘Gecko Twuck’.

The pandemic put a stop to shows in 2020 and 2021 but this year’s was bigger than ever, with free entry for visitors and a collection to support the Top of Town Community Association.

Pictures by Matt Bigwood

Latest News

In pictures: Five Valleys Walk 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the Five Valleys Walk returned to the footpaths and bridleways around Stroud today, 35 years after it was first launched.
Skip to content