Monday, June 11, 2012

Classics aplenty at the Hilldale MotorFest and Hundred End Festival of Transport

IT wasn't all bunting and Union flags during the Diamond Jubilee bank holiday weekend - West Lancashire residents were also given the chance to check out cars and bikes from a bygone era.

The Hilldale MotorFest saw enthusiasts bring a selection of classic cars and motorcycles to the Farmers Arms pub, in Bispham to show them off last Tuesday (June 5), including everything from Morris cars made in the 1930s to Triumph sports cars from the 1970s.

Organiser Ian Smith told Life On Cars: "Although I think the weather forecast for the day might have put a few people off I'm really pleased with how the event went, and I think those who brought their cars and bikes along thought it was very well received.

"Even though the show was only intended as a one-off, and was a chance for enthusiasts to have a look at each other's machines, it went so well that I'm looking into making it an annual event. There's no reason why we can't do one that's even bigger and better for next year."

Meanwhile, fans of mighty machines from years gone by are being urged to check out a showcase of classic transport being held at a charity show near Hesketh Bank this weekend. The Hundred End Festival of Transport will take place at Elim, on Hundred End Lane this Saturday and Sunday (June 16 and 17), and members of the public are being invited to support Help For Heroes by offering a donation to the charity at the event.

The show takes place from 11am on both days, with a donation to the charity being accepted instead an entry fee for visitors. Owners of cars, motorcycles, trucks and tractors made before 1985 are also being encouraged to bring their machines to the event, with all exhibitors asked to bring their displays along before 10.30am.

The show can be found by following the signposts from the A565, or by following satnav directions to PR4 6XL. For more information about the event call Brian Moorcroft on 01772 811430.

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