‘Absolutely brilliant’ Parson Drove Car Bike & Trike Show raises £9,000 for charity – taking nine year total to £32,000

Parson drove car, bike and trike show 2015. Dave Newman and Ian Stanger looking at the American entr

Parson drove car, bike and trike show 2015. Dave Newman and Ian Stanger looking at the American entries,Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

The Parson Drove Car Bike & Trike show returned over the weekend for its ‘most successful show to date’.

The show, now in its ninth year, raised a further £9,000 for Magpas and other local charities – taking the fundraising total to £32,000 since the show started.

This year’s event saw 263 vehicles – custom and classic cars, bikes and trikes - enter the publicly judged Show and Shine competition on Sunday.

Among the 14 trophy classes, Mr A Smith was awarded Best Classic Car for his 1968 Cadillac and Nevil Sale won Best Custom Bike with his 2011 Victory.

Roger Reader, team leader of the Parson Drove Car Bike & Trike show, said this year’s show was absolutely brilliant.

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“We couldn’t have asked for a better day. We’ve had nothing but great feedback and were overwhelmed by the amount of classic and custom cars that turned up.

The 64-year-old added: “We were filled to capacity. We have never known it like that before.”

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On Saturday afternoon there was a beer festival as well as a variety of local bands performing, including Catch 22, Hush, Pretty Ace, Rapture and Whole Lotta Hair who headlined.

This year’s show, which offered overnight camping included in the price of a £7 weekend ticket, also saw the Knights of Skirbeck put on a display of living history and entertainment while a zumba class held by Nicola Floyd.

There was also a craft fair, stalls, side shows, auto jumble and music provided by Scooted ‘n’ Booted.

Mr Reader also thanked those who volunteered to marshal throughout the show.

The Parson Drove Car Bike and Trike show will return on July 16 and 17 2016 to celebrate its decade anniversary.

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