Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend - classic cars pull crowds

Thousands turned out for the second day of Hebden Bridge Rotary Club's vintage car weekend in Calder Holmes Park
Thousands turned out for the second day of Hebden Bridge Rotary Club's vintage car weekend in Calder Holmes Park

There will be retro vibes in Hebden Bridge this weekend as the town’s charity vintage weekend returns for another year.

The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, is now in it’s 33rd year and is well established as a premier attraction for the display of around 600 veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, military and commercial vehicles.

More than 9,000 owners and spectators are expected from far and wide, making the two-day event one not to be missed.

Held in the heart of the town, at Calder Holmes Park, many famous British marques are represented at the rally, along with famous names from across the world.

Visitors have the chance to get close to the exhibits and chat to their owners.

There are different display classes across the weekend, offering visitors a different show each day.

The display on Saturday, August 1, will be classic cars (1971-1993), motorcycles (1971-1993), Rolls Royce and Bentleys (any age), replica or kit cars (any age), military vehicles (any age), tractors (registered before 1993), Pre 1971 registered vehicles and novelty vehicles.

On Sunday morning, visitors to Hebden Bridge can watch the Historic Commerical Vehicle Society’s famous ‘Trans Pennine Run’ pass through the town.

Sunday’s display will feature veteran and vintage cars (up to 1930), post vintage cars (1931-1939), post war cars (1940-1960/1961-1972), motorcycles up to 1972, American vehicles up to 1972, military vehicles (any age).

The event will be one for all the family to enjoy - not only will there be fantastic vehicles on display, there will also be live music, fun rides for children, craft and product stalls, plus a wide range of refreshment outlets.

Additional car parking and toilets have been facilitated for the weekend, which will be clearly signposted.

Funds raised from the weekend will help support a wide variety of charities, good causes and individuals in need.

Nearly £35,000 has been distributed in the last year alone. For more information visit www.hebdenbridge-vintageweekend.org.uk or www.facebook.com/hebdenbridgevintageweekend