The Footman James 35th Bristol Classic Car Show – 14th – 15th June 2014
The longest-running independent classic car show in the UK took place at the Bath and West Show Ground, Shepton Mallet, on 14th and 15th June 2014.
Around 14,000 people were expected to experience the show, which featured around 200 classics from 65 car clubs, and another 2000 in the classic car park, along with 200 traders, an autojumble and classic auction.
Large club displays were the order of the show, with the Early MG Club bringing seven cars; the Aston Martin Owners Club with 10 models; and up to 12 cars from the Joint Rover Clubs as part of their 110th anniversary of Rover.
The show was very much a celebration, with many other clubs reaching landmark anniversaries. The MK1-5 Cortina Owners Club was celebrating their 25th anniversary, the Post Vintage Humber Car Club had eight cars on its 40th birthday display, and the Daimler and Lanchester Owners Club were celebrating its 50th anniversary with a cross-section of cars.
One extra special club at the show was the Swallow Doretti Register. Their first time at Bristol Classic Car Show, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the very rare Swallow Doretti with three cars.
Together with the pristine classics indoors, the classic VIP parking area featured around 2000 classic cars brought in by visitors over the weekend.