The Bexhill 100 Motoring Club
PO Box 159
Bexhill - on - Sea
Bexhill on Sea - The Birthplace of British Motor Racing (1902)
Car enthusiasts and visitors had a treat on August Bank Holiday Monday when they turned out in droves on August Bank Holiday Monday to see a record number of cars at the 14th Bexhill 100 Motoring Club Classic & Custom Car Show at the Polegrove Sports Ground.
The Show produced a great mix of cars to suit all tastes, ranging from beautiful vintage cars right through to the latest models, and also an outstanding array of American Classics, in keeping with the American Custom/ 50’s theme of this year’s Show.
The High Sheriff of East Sussex, Major General John Moore-Bick CBE DL, who opened the show, congratulated Bexhill 100 Motoring Club for putting on such a wonderful event and for their fund raising efforts for so many worthy causes. Cllr Abul Azar, The Mayor of Bexhill who attended the event with Deputy Mayor, Cllr Ian Hollidge, thanked the volunteers and Show Committee members for putting on such a fantastic event for our community.
Among the trophies presented were:
•The Best in Show trophy went to Kevin Boniface’s 1957 Chevrolet
•The Best Classic trophy went to Shaun Kemp’s 1959 black Citroen
•The Best Custom Car trophy went to Dave Cannon’s 1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
•The Best Modified Car trophy went to Graham Simmonds’ Mini Mop
•The Best Commercial vehicle trophy went to Mike Hallett’s Royal Mail postal van
•The Best Motorbike trophy was presented to Fred Watts for his Maserati 50cc Race Bike
•The Best Bexhill 100 Club Car trophy was presented to Raymond Dudley’s 1948 Rover P3
•The Peter Nowak trophy was presented Pauline Forward to Fiona Hemsworth for her MG Sebring
Bexhill 100 Motoring Club would like to pass special thanks to their main sponsors, Abbott & Abbott estate agents of Bexhill and Little Common; Motest of Middlesex Road and Birchwood Ford of St Leonards-on-Sea for their generous contributions. Also thanks must go to Rother District Council for generously allowing the Club to use the Polegrove free of charge.
This year’s event will support: Hastings RNLI Lifeboat Station; St Michael’s Hospice; Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice; Bexhill Heritage and Glyne Gap School. These charities should look forward to generous donations as a result of this successful day. A first time visitor said “I have never been to Bexhill before or to the show, but I have to say that today was amazing, beautiful cars, nice people and lovely beach too. It was my first time but for sure, not the last”
Bexhill 100 Motoring Club Chairman, Chris Speck said “The show has more than 40 volunteers and I wish to thank them for all the hard work today, and throughout the year. We are absolutely delighted with the variety of cars on show today. We would like to thank all our visitors for supporting us today and hope everyone enjoyed themselves.” Photographs by Dave Scott