Big crowds at town’s classic car show

Published Tuesday 9 July 2019

Thousands of people flocked to Market Harborough on Sunday for the Classic Car Show – one of the most popular events in the East Midlands.

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Crowds on Abbey Street take in the vintage vehicles on display

More than 200 vintage vehicles lined the streets in the town centre, alongside live music, stalls and activities for all the family – including Punch and Judy and a vintage dressing up competition.

The hugely popular event, organised by Harborough District Council, built on the success of previous years and saw vintage cars and motorcycles adorning High Street, Abbey Street, Church Street, Church Square and, for the first time, Adam and Eve Street.

More independent shops opened for the event this year to take advantage of the extra footfall, and Taste Harborough offered treats from independent food stalls, while Market Harborough Congregational Church provided teas.

Winners of the ‘Best in Show’ prize on the day went to Tony Ward, for his immaculate Daimler.

Cllr Barbara Johnson, Chairman of Harborough District Council, who presented prizes at the event, said: “I was delighted that the Council chose to host this event, and I hope that Classic Cars will be here again another year. Congratulations to all who made it so enjoyable for everyone – adults and children alike. There was a great atmosphere with so many vintage vehicles, music, entertainment and street food. I hope that it was a good day too for the businesses who chose to open for this occasion.

More fantastic photographs from the day can be found at the Classic Car Show website and Harborough District Council's Facebook and Twitter pages.