Hinckley Classic Car Show 2015
Sunday 20th September saw the 5th Hinckley Classic Car Show. The event showcases a wide array of classic cars and bikes.
The display area stretched the full length of Castle Street through the market Square and along Regent Street. Cars from every decade were on show to satisfy the huge crowds that turned out in massive numbers. It was great to see the look of joy and wonder on faces young and old. I haven’t seen Hinckley so busy for many years.
There were classic vehicles of every type and shape on view including the classic Morris, VWs, Minis and sports cars. Bike fans were also well catered for with dozens of Vespas and Lambrettas.
One surprise was the lack of trade and enthusiast stalls. With the significant crowds this was surely an oversight by the organisers. There must have been other local businesses, including mine, that would have benefited from this niche market. Also I noticed traders open on Rugby Road but the barriers at the end of Regent Street seemed to deter the crowds from wandering along to their shops. That definitely needs looking at for next year. With space for visiting cars stretched to the limit, here was an overlooked opportunity to accommodate some of the unexpected visitors that struggled to find space in the main display area.
Below is a selection of images I took and are available for editorial use from Alamy and picfair.
I found plenty of inspiration for new digital art creations as motor vehicles and bikes are underrepresented in my portfolio.
The classic cars and bikes were a real tribute to their owners and their hard work and effort. Some of the customisations and paint jobs were simply stunning. Even the standard models, some 40, 50 even 60 years old looking as good as the day they rolled off the production line.
Even the weather obliged by providing some beautiful late summer sunshine! All in all the car show was very good and deserves to become a full time fixture on the classic car show scene.
Did you visit the 2015 Hinckley classic car Show? If so why not share your views?