Malton Show - Classic Car Section Hailed a Great Success
Malton Agricultural Society unveiled its new Classic Car Section, sponsored and organised by Classic & Sportscar Centre and Malton Coachworks for this popular family event which took place on Sunday 3rd July 2016 at Scampston Park.
Classic car enthusiasts from far and wide exhibited at Malton Show and entry numbers were excellent. The section was a great success, and the feedback from the committee, members, exhibitors and spectators have been fantastic. Alan Tate-Smith, Chairman of the Show and Malton Agricultural Society commented “We are certainly not afraid to try new things, and I am pleased to see how well the new attractions, including more have-a-go activities, and the Classic Car section have been received.
The Classic Car Section was judged by Andrew Welham (Classic Car Sales Consultant), Nick Szkiler (Director), Mark Brooks (Malton Coachworks Bodyshop Manager) and David Birtwistle (Malton Coachworks Workshop Manager). The judges each stated that it was an extremely difficult task, as all the cars exhibited had something different to offer. They announced 'Show Champion' as Stuart Smith’s 1971 MG B Roadster based on its pristine condition. The ‘Reserve Champion’ was Ian Boulding’s 1967 Jaguar S-type. This was a stunning example and boasts a beautiful original interior. Other winners included; Pre War: Ray Wilkinson’s Austin Seven Chummy, 1950’s: Chris Hall’s 1951 MG TD, 1960’s: Ian Boulding’s 1967 Jaguar S-Type, 1970’s: Stuart Smith’s 1971 MG B Roadster, 1980’s: M Burton’s 1983 Vauxhall Cavalier and 1990’s: Richard Welford-Smith’s 1995 Jaguar XJS Celebration.
We had some fantastic military and commercial entries including a 1981 Alvis Spartan Tank, a 1950 Leyland Harrington PS2 Coach and a 1952 AEC Merryweather Pump Escape Fire Engine.
The Show featured a variety of other attractions, including agricultural, horticultural displays and farm exhibits. Displays of livestock, fur and feather tent, equine displays, vintage tractors, farmers’ market, trade stands, a dog show and a craft fair run alongside the children’s area with free face painting, Punch and Judy shows and bouncy slides and children’s fancy dress.
Next year promises to be bigger and better with improved signage and more marshals to direct classics correctly around the show. We have already been welcomed back next year which we have happily accepted.