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Bexhill on Sea - The Birthplace of British Motor Racing (1902)
Polegrove Show 12th Anniversary - August Bank Holiday Monday
Bexhill Classic & Custom Car Show 2016
Bexhill 100 Motoring Club’s August Bank Holiday Car Show was blessed with good weather, for the first time in three years and this was topped with a surprise guest appearance from Eddie Izzard, who generously gave up his time to help Michael Ensor (Chairman of East Sussex County Council) open the Show.
The Show produced a magnificent display of vehicles ranging from a 1925 Bullnose Morris right through to the latest 2016 Ford Mustang and the BMW i8, together with custom and American cars and so many other classics. Every owner had the same goal – to show off their pride and joy! Show Committee member Chris Speck said ‘There’s not many that can match the variety of cars on display today!’
Among the trophies presented were:
•The Best in Show trophy went to David Hows for his 1934 20/25 Open Tourer Rolls Royce
•The Best Classic trophy went to Andy Sill for his early E type Jaguar
•The Best Custom Car trophy went to Dave Cannon for his 37 Chevrolet
•The youngest prize winner was 10 year old Carys Allen whose Toylander won the prize for the Best Commercial vehicle. (photo attached)
•The Best Motorbike trophy was presented to Paul Stieblitz for his Coventry Eagle barn find
•The best Bexhill 100 Club Car trophy was presented to Alan Hodges’ Sunbeam Rapier
•The Peter Nowak trophy was presented to Chris Hall for hs 1958 MGA
•The Mayor of Bexhill – Cllr Simon Elford presented a special prize to Peter and Jane Gurl for their Rover P6
The weather for the 2 previous Classic Car Shows was not kind to Bexhill 100 Motoring Club, and as a result, this year’s Show had to be meticulously planned to cover almost all outgoings before the commitments were made. The show programme was self-funded by the sponsors who advertised in it; the revenue from the advance car bookings paid for the largest expenditure which was the additional toilet conveniences to ensure the visitors were comfortable all day, and last year’s performers - the Starlite Duo donated their services free of charge. And finally Rother District Council generously allowed the Club to use the Polegrove free of charge. All of which allowed Bexhill 100 to put on this year’s Show.
The good fortune with the weather, together with the surprise appearance of Eddie Izzard should mean that the four charities (Homecall (home visiting service to the visually impaired); Bexhill’s Golden Marigold Club; SERV Sussex – providing transportation of blood and urgent medical items and Bexhill’s Gateway Club) who are benefitting from this year’s show should look forward to generous donations.
Russ Green, of SERV Sussex said: ‘Thank you to all of the Bexhill 100 show committee for choosing SERV Sussex as one of this year’s local charities and for the invitation to be at your show today. We met loads of lovely people who have been on the receiving end of ‘what we do’ and even some of the staff from the hospitals we serve who wanted to say thank you to us. You have done yourselves, and of course Bexhill proud yet again.’