More than 2,000 historic cars were the stars of the Classic and Performance Car Show at Tatton Park in Cheshire last weekend, writes Paul Hudson.
Among the thousands of vehicles, all of them driven to the show from far and wide, this lovely 1971 Saab 96 Estate caught my eye.
It belongs to show stalwart Chris Boffey, who restored the car himself making it as original as possible while incorporating subtle modifications to make it the ideal everyday classic – and earning it the inaugural Telegraph Choice Award.
Despite a slightly soggy start to proceedings on the Saturday morning, there was no dampening the enthusiasm of the huge crowds or the many clubs and individuals who brought a superb selection of cars to display.
There was also an autojumble, with a wide variety of rare and eclectic classic car parts.
Dave Youngs, Car Club Manager at title sponsor Lancaster Insurance, said: “The venue is stunning and it was incredible seeing the constant stream of classic and performance cars arriving at the beginning of each day, there were some real beauties! It was also great to meet our existing customers and showcase to a wider audience what Lancaster can offer classic car enthusiasts.”
The organisers’ attention now turns to the Classic American Stars and Stripes show on July 6 and 7, held once again at Tatton Park.
Visitors can expect the same high level of detail and, most importantly, the grounds will again be teeming with classic vehicles and hundreds of trade stands.