Not the end of the road for classic car show

Classic car rally at Bourne. EMN-150621-221410009
Classic car rally at Bourne. EMN-150621-221410009

The sunshine has brought a ray of light for the future of Bourne’s Classic Car and Bike Show, following an appeal from previous organisers, Bourne Motor Racing Club who insisted last weekend’s event would be its last.

Since launching an appeal in the Mercury and Bourne Local for someone to take the event over, Bourne Community Events has come forward and expressed a keen interest in taking over the running of the show, in order to keep the much loved event on the road.

Richard Bostock, from Bourne Motor Racing Club said: “We are hopeful that the team at Bourne Community Events will carry on this great social event. It would be nice to think that it could carry on just the way it is.”

The delightful news follows a particularly momentous weekend, with one of the biggest turn-outs the show has ever seen marking the 10th and final event organised by Bourne Motor Racing Club.

Claire Saberton from Bourne Community Events confirmed that this is definitely an event the group is considering taking over in the near future.

The community events team already organise two of Bourne’s most popular events, including the highly successful Bourne Summer Carnival, which is taking place this weekend and Bourne’s magical Christmas Fayre.

Both events are organised by a dedicated team of local volunteers from the community and local businesses, making up the Bourne Community Events team.

Bourne’s Classic Car and Bike Show has been going for 10 years now, attracting 
thousands of people from Bourne and the surrounding area to enjoy a great family day out.

Vintage motor enthusiasts were in their element at this year’s event held on Sunday at the Wellhead Field in Bourne, with more than 350 vehicles on display.

Richard said: “It was one of the best events we’ve ever had, the crowds stayed until the bitter end.

“It’s always a great atmosphere and everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves.”

Highlights of the day included the ever popular Punch and Judy Show which entertained the children throughout the day, along with a variety of live music to entertain the crowds.

To close the momentous day, a special flypast by the iconic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight thrilled spectators, and brought emotions to the fore for organisers.

Richard said: “I must say I did get slightly emotional when the Spitfire flew over at the end. It’s been a great 10 years.”

To find out more about Bourne Community Events please visit the website at: www.bournecommunityevents.org