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Bexhill Classic & Custom Car Show August 2014

Our 10th annual show was held on August Bank Holiday 25th Monday. Went ahead despite the awful weather. It rained all day, and the weather news reported that we had approximately 38mm of rain! The marshals and the rest of the team were at the show ground by 07:00 and waited with bated breath to see whether the rain would stop, and how many people and cars would turn up. At last count, the total number of cars the turned out was 151 and considering the weather, we thought that was amazing. A few trade stands also turned up; more hot food then anything else, which was very much appreciated. The show was opened at 11:00 by Mrs Robin Adams (BARC  Ladies Champion in 1969) who was driven into the arena in a Ford Cosworth RS Sierra by Paul Brailsford. She was due to arrive in an open top Elva Courier but it was decided a hard top car was more conducive considering the weather.


Approximately 100 members of the public braved the conditions, for which there was no charge. By 12:00 cars started to make their way home. The Mayor of Bexhill-on-Sea  Cllr. Brain Kentfield attended the show at 13:00 and stayed for the entertainment which was severely disrupted but both Caroviolina and The Swing Thing entertained the crowd that had assembled in the main marquee which again, was greatly appreciated by those in attendance. The Noodle Bar gave away their food rather than throw it away, which was very well received.


The show closed around 16:00 as the rain continued to fall and most of the cars had gone home, and we had to laugh or we would have cried, and we “Carried on Regardless”!


May we take this opportunity to thank all those who helped put on the show, especially the Scouts who spent the weekend camping on the Polegrove.


Please view the few photographs below; as you will appreciate, there are not that many. We hope that next years weather will be better - it couldn’t be any worse!      

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