Vintage enthusiasts can look forward to stepping back into the past as Derby City Council and Retro Metal bring The Derby Charity Retro, New and Classic Car Show to Derby’s Markeaton Park. From classic cars to retro vehicles, modern classics to lifestyle from the twenties to present day, the event is set to be a hit with those looking for something different to do this summer. The event will be taking place at Markeaton Park on Sunday 9 July from 10am with entrance from Markeaton Island.
Cars, vans, motorcycles, trikes, scooters, bicycles, original and altered, will be on show, so visitors can expect hot rods, American cars, Rolls-Royces, Jaguars, Lambrettas, Vespas, classic Fords, Minis, Harley Davidsons, Raleigh Choppers and old school BMX and skateboards. Anything with wheels, in all shapes and sizes, will be on view! At 2pm prizes will be awarded to the best of each of the following categories: pre 60s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, paint work, interior, motorcycle, trike, scooter and the overall prize of best in show.
As well as vehicles, there will be retro fashion, music (selling vinyl records) and lifestyle stores to browse and plenty of live entertainment in the form of DJs and acoustic performers. Children can enjoy bouncy castles, competitions and fun vehicle-related games. There will also be food and drink on offer. Attenders are even in with the chance of winning a 2010 Jaguar XK Convertible, courtesy of the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club. Tickets are £2 each with all proceeds going to The Prince Philip Trust Fund. The draw takes place at the Classic Car Show at the NEC Birmingham on Sunday 12 November.
The show aims to raise money for charities, by inviting charities to attend at no cost. There are ten spaces available on a first come, first served basis – applications to be made to Michael Emerson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Derby Telegraph and Derby LIVE have teamed up to bring the event to Derby, and are delighted to announce this year’s show will also include a large selection of new car models from some of Derby’s biggest main dealers. This is due to be a great day out for the whole family in one of the East Midland’s most popular parks. The Mundy Play Centre will be open as usual for children to enjoy the play area, canoes and more, and refreshments will be available at the Orangery Café.
Those wishing to exhibit vehicles can register their interest on the Derby LIVE website at derbylive.co.uk at a charge of £5. Entry to the event is free for visitors.
This event is hosted by Derby City Council in partnership with Retro Metal, Jaguar Enthusiasts Club and The Bus Stop Over.