Yesteryear vehicles attract the crowds

A panoramic view of the showground
A panoramic view of the showground

GLEAMING vehicles from a bygone transport era attracted large crowds to Hebden Bridge despite heavy downpours over the weekend.

More than a century of motoring history was on view at the two-day vintage car show on Calder Holmes Park, organised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge.

President Roger Benn said: “It was a credit to the entrants that so many risked the rain with many travelling in open top cars from all over the county and beyond. Their efforts made it all the more worthwhile for visitors who braving the weather were privileged to see so many marvellous examples of classic/specialist/vintage cars and bikes.”

He thanked both entrants and visitors for their help in making the weekend a success.

“Monies raised from the event will provide much needed support to charities across the Calder Valley and beyond,” he added.

Saturday’s event featured classic cars and motorcyles, Rolls Royces, Bentleys and replica and kit cars while Sunday’s entrants included veteran and vintage, post vintage cars and post war cars, motorcycles, commercial, American and military vehicles,

The best in show was also the oldest - a 1910 Leon Bollee Laundelette - one of only two surviving in the world of this model from the Le Mans factory of the French carmaker.

Other famous names on display included Lagona, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jaguar, Jowett, Morgan , Buick, Ford, Daimler, Citroen, Rover, Talbot, Sunbeam, Riley, Morris, Alvis Humber, Vauhall, Austin and Amstrong Siddeley.

A scenic run involving nerarly 30 vehicles took place from Moderna Business Park, Mytholmroyd, on Sunday morning.

There were also numerous stalls on the park including auto jumble and entertainment through the weekend with performances from Doctor Jazz Band.

Prizes were presented on Saturday by the Rotary District Governor Willie Clark and on Sunday by the Mayor of Hebden Royd Coun Scott Trickett.

Coun Trickett added: “The event not only benefits local charities but also local businesses and the local economy with thousands of people coming the town. I would like to congratulate the Rotary Club for organising the event.”



Classic cars 1969 to 1990: 1, Ben Williams, Eastby, 1973 Citroen DS; 2, Stephen Mitchell, Halifax, 1970 MG B Coupe; 3, Barry Horncastle, Liversedge, 1972 MG Roadster.

Classic motocyles 1967 to 1989: 1, A. Ward, 1972 Norton Commando.

Rolls Royce and Bentley: 1, Mr Farrar, Sowerby Bridge, 1936 Rolls Royce Wraith.

Pre-1969 registered vehicle: 1. Paul Armstrong, Homfirth; 1931 Vauxhall Cadet.

Replica and kit cars: 1, Robert Pickles, Halifax, 2009 Aristocat Sports.


Veteran and Vintage cars up to 1930: 1, Geoff Tuley, Yorkshire Car Collection, 1910 Leon Bollee; 2, John Dowding, Padiham; 1928 Singer Senior; 3, S. Harding, Horbury, 1923 Crossley Tourer.

Post Vintage cars 1931 to 1939: 1, E. Rhodes, Mytholmroyd; 1934 Riley Kestrel 9; 2, Malcolm Tomlinson, Sheffield, 1935 Talbot AZ95; 3, Brian and June Smith, Lancaster, 1936 Rover 12 Tourer.

Post War cars 1940 to 1969: 1, Sue Gardner, Keighley, 1962 Ford Anglia 105E; Geoff Naylor, Brighouse, 1968 Volvo P1800 S; 3, J. Michael Crabtree, Sowerby Bridge, 1964 Daimler Dart V8’

Motorcycles up to 1969: 1, Bernard Wilson, Huddersfield, 1947 AJS 16 MC; 2, Andrew Poole, Huddersfield, 1950 Sunbeam 57 Deluxe; 3, Alan Field, Bradford, 1950 Vincent Comet.

Commercial vehicles up to 1968: 1, James Harrison, Silsden, 1939 Morris Van; 2, Peter H. Milner, Bamford, 1956 Morris van; 3, Stephen Sutcliffe, Mytholmroyd, 1949 Ferguson tractor.

American vehicles up to 1969 : 1, John Westwood, Knottingley, 1949 Buick Roadster.

Military vehicles: 1, Bob Senior, Booth, Halifax, 1955 DAF troop carrier.

Best in show : Geoff Tuley, Yorkshire Car Collection, 1910 Leon Bollee.