Crowds flock to Market Place for vintage cars

Darren White took his 1956 Morris minor to the show.
Darren White took his 1956 Morris minor to the show.

Show in top gear with 42 motors

Owners of cars old and new gathered at Mansfield Market Place to show off their prize possessions.

Wow Cody Dawson is bowled over by the enormous engine in this ford focus rally car.

Wow Cody Dawson is bowled over by the enormous engine in this ford focus rally car.

Over 40 cars were lined up for viewing on Sunday, October 22. Abbey Clarke, from Mansfield District Council helped organise the event. She said: “It was a really great turn out, there were lots of classic and rally cars. It was great to see so many people supporting the town at the event.” The show came back bigger than last year displaying 42 vehicles, more than last years which brought in 35. Deputy mayor for Mansfield Mick Barton judged an award and used to sell classic cars himself. He said: “We need more events like this. This is what the market should be used for. Shops and cafes profit from it. Hopefully next year we will host it a little earlier, but I am very pleased with the turn out from the car clubs. I realise, as it is the end of the season, most cars are locked up by now. I am looking forward to seeing the event grow in the future.”

The winners

People’s choice award

Neil, 59, and Mel Hill, 53, from Mansfield Woodhouse, showing their 1958 Oldsmobile super 88

Simon Smith tweeking the carbs on his 2015 built AC Cobra.

Simon Smith tweeking the carbs on his 2015 built AC Cobra.

Won £100 cash prize as donated by John Sankey Estate Agents

Deputy Mayor Mick Barton’s choice: Dave and Wendy Brown, owners of the Anvil garage, from Mansfield Woodhouse, with their Lagonda 1931.

Won £50 cash prize

Lucky draw prize

Latvian visitors Gaida and Valentina take photos of a Lagonda.

Latvian visitors Gaida and Valentina take photos of a Lagonda.

John Dexter, 45, from Clifton, with his Plymouth valiant 1969

Won a £20 voucher to spend on Mansfield Market