Monday 2.40pm: Classic car owners are being encouraged to enter their pride and joy into a vehicle show in Peterborough.
The Peterborough Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show has already attracted more than 200 entries including Ferraris, Rolls Royce and classic Jaguars.
The weekend show, organised by Peterborough City Council, will be the first of its kind in the city, and will take place on Peterborough’s Embankment on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September.
The show is open to classic and vintage cars, motorcycles, scooters, commercial and agricultural vehicles, buses, ex-military and other forms of transport from yesteryear to modern classics.
There is no cost for vehicle admission and the show is free to enter for the public. People bringing their vehicles have the option to stay overnight with on site camping facilities.
The family event will also feature a host of shopping opportunities, hot food stalls and entertainment, provided by Sibson-based Market Square Group.
Councillor Lucia Serluca, Cabinet Member for City Centre Management, Culture and Tourism, said: “There will be something for everyone at the show and it is sure to conjure up lots of nostalgic memories. It does not matter whether you own a Lamborghini, Lada, Vespa or a vintage tractor - everyone is welcome.”
Councillor Paula Thacker MBE, who first championed the idea of organising the event, said: “There is a strong appetite for classic vehicle shows in our region and we are delighted to be organising what promises to be an excellent event for enthusiasts of the classic and vintage scene. “We have already seen more than 200 vehicles register for the show and we still have capacity for more.”
The show has so far attracted several owners clubs representing Jaguar, Triumph, Volkswagen, MG, Mini and Ford.
Proceeds from the sale of the show’s programme will be split between charities East Anglian Air Ambulance and Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.
Alternatively, telephone Paula Thacker MBE on: 07885 240 494.