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Our "Bexhill 100 Classic and Custom Car Show” took place on August Bank Holiday Monday and was a roaring success thanks to all the hard work put in by all the volunteers on the day and preparation running up to the show.
The Mayor of Bexhill Town Council, Lynn Brailsford open the show. It was a fantastic day for everyone, with the Bexhill Lions making cream teas, entertained by The Other band, and there was also a very popular Dog Show.
£20,000 was raised at the show and £5,000 has been donated to each of our four chosen charities this year;
RNLI Eastbourne Lifeboat.
Bexhill, Hastings & Rother Fundraising Group for Guide Dogs.
Association of Carers.
Royal British Legion. Mais House. Bexhill.
The winners of the Seven Categories in the show were;
Best in Show; John Wood, 1934 Mk 2 Aston Martin, Sports Sedan.
Best Motorcycle; Ray Vaughan, 1964 Honda Benley SuperSport Race Bike.
Best 100 Club Car; Jeff Webb, 1971 Jaguar E type V12 2+2.
Best Classic Car; Rob Farrow, 1968 Daimler Sovereign.
Best Custom Car; Dave Cannon, 1932 Chevrolet Sports Coupe.
Best Commercial; Anne Bryant & Mary Plucknett (Sisters) 1935 Morris Minor Van.
Best Modified Car; Andy Green, 1968 Triumph Vitesse.
IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING THE SEAFRONT DISPLAYS AND POLEGROVE SHOW
We have been informed by Rother District Council that from this year onwards they will be imposing charges for events using the Seafront and Polegrove sports ground to help cover increased maintenance costs in the current difficult financial climate.
Following a meeting with Hazel Timpe, Councillor for Sackville Ward and Lead Member for Tourism, we have negotiated a discount for this year, and hope to be able to do so again next year by stressing that promotion of the Bexhill 100 Motor Club's events brings visitors and trade to the town. As a not for profit organisation we are able to use the profits from our events to make generous donations to local charities and good causes, as chosen by our club members. Since 2005 the club has made donations totalling £135,000 thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, sponsorship from local businesses, and the increasing number of cars on display and visitors.
Since bookings for trade stands and car entries for the Polegrove Classic & Custom Car Show are already coming in we will be unable to pass on any increased costs this year, and would ask for your continued support in making the event a success.
This will effect our seafront displays and in order to keep cost down to a small event sadly it will only be open to Bexhill 100 motoring club members. Please have your membership cards handy to show marshals as you enter the seafront . We are hugely disappointed at having to resort to this.
Congratulations to our Chairman Chris Speck who has received the Honorary Freedom of Bexhill certificate from the Mayor Cllr Paul Plim at the Annual Town Meeting.
Jeff Webb accepting the Civic Award from the Mayor Cllr Paul Plim at the Annual Town Meeting in recognition of the Bexhill 100 Motor Club contribution to the town.
Bexhill 100 Motoring Club have now raised in excess of £135,000 in donations to local charitable causes in the last 15 years.