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.
“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.
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.”
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