Pembrokeshire Classic Car Club held their popular Classic Car Show this year on Saturday June 3 at Carew Airfield Business Park.
The move turned out to be a great success, after having been at the popular previous venue of Scolton Manor for a number of years.
The club is celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year, marking the occasion with a display of a 40-year-old Land Rover courtesy of Mike Butler and Tim Davies’s 1923 Humber Chummy, together with a beautifully decorated cake depicting the Land Rover.
On Show Day the public turned out in force to view the 500 entries from all parts of Wales together with some English and Irish entries.
These ranged from minis to American muscle cars, together with vintage to more modern vehicles. Besides the cars there were displays of motorcycles, commercial, military, tractors and stationary engines to be admired.
In parallel with the exhibitors there was a Large Car Boot Sale, autojumble, external stalls, charity stalls and indoor craft stalls in the market building for people’s enjoyment. There was also a police display of vehicles, army attendance, public bar, children’s amusements and not forgetting the Control Tower Museum that had opened for the day and served refreshments. There was much to be enjoyed.
A pre-drawn raffle run by Pembrokeshire Classic Car Club was held for magnificent prizes donated by club members.
At 3pm the winners of the show categories, as judged by an independent judge were announced as follows:
Jeff and Sian Edwards Perpetual Trophy for club Cars up to 1970 went to Derek Lewis for his Ford Prefect. Kevin Videan Memorial Trophy for club Cars 1971 onwards went to Alan Rough for his Alfa Romeo. A silver salver to Peter Evans of Llandysul with his MGA for Best in Show. A silver cup for Best Motorcycle went to Tim Davies for his BSA Super Rocket. Finally, but not least, Julian Mousley won a silver cup for an entry other than a car or motorcycle with his Fordson Dexta Tractor.
The show will enable large amounts to be donated to the chosen charities of Paul Sartori, Wales Air Ambulance, and Pembrokeshire Care Share and Give.
The club thanks Gravells Kia of Narberth for sponsorship, FRF Toyota Haverfordwest for trophy sponsorship, Phil and Sue Davies of Carew Airfield Business Park for their cooperation, St. John’s Ambulance for essential medical cover; Control Tower museum, all exhibitors and stallholders, all club members and the police and fire brigade, for making the show so successful.