Classics On Show

Saturday, August 7, 2021 – Welcome One & All

Stokesley Showfield – see ya there!

8am exhibitor arrivals. Show opens to public at 10am

Track over 100 years of motoring and transport history

It’s going to be a bumper show this year with classics owners looking forward to once again being able to exhibit their treasures in public. Registrations have been pouring in and now represent a motoring history dating back to 1914!

Museum quality Revere to grace our first motorcycle arena

A Revere motorcycle – one of only three examples of this model thought to be in existence – will be a highlight of Classics on Show’s first motorcycle arena.

The Revere – registration AY  7003 – is thought to have been manufactured in 1919 or 1920 and is one of the few remaining examples of the marque originally produced by Coventry’s W. H. Whitehouse and Co which chose the 269cc Villiers two-stroke engine for its machine. It also has an Albion two-speed countershaft gearbox and chain-cum-belt transmission.

AY 7003’s history is fully traceable and firmly rooted in the Midlands. The bike is now in the proud ownership of Gary Mayes of Leicestershire who took over the role of caring for the Revere from his pal who discovered it abandoned and dishevelled in the attic of a bike shop which was being demolished.

Gary helped his friend in restoring the Revere over several years until he took full ownership of it and hecontinues to add finishing touches to the machine. Given that the Revere is likely now 101 years old, she will be the real grand dame of the event.

And feed your eyes on the Hovis Rolls!

Also included in the line-up is a piece of Lancashire Heritage – a stunning white 1934 Rolls Royce 20/25 Light Saloon which was built for Peter Morton the late Chairman of famed Lancashire bread and flour maker Hovis. Its Classics on Show appearance will be its first public outing since the initial Covid-29 lockdown.

The pristine saloon, which was originally black, served the Morton family until the end of World War II when it was sold to a USA buyer. The car remained in the US, where it underwent a respray to white, until 1988 when it was tracked down to Seattle by Graham Armstrong of Marton, Middlesbrough – a lifelong Rolls Royce fanatic and a member of Teesside Yesteryear Club.

Graham set his heart on the car and brought it back to the Northeast where he completely renovated it. When first bought by Peter Morton back in 1934 the saloon cost £1,500 – the equivalent of £300,000 today.

Classics on Show is being organised by the Rotary Club of Stokesley with collaboration from Round Table Stokesley and this year’s welcome return of the event will also have a definite WWII feel with the arrival to the line-up of Eden Camp, the modern history themed museum near Malton.

Eden Camp will have two of its popular 1943 exhibits from its extensive WWII-related vehicle collection at the show – a Triumph 3HW motorbike, and a SAS Jeep ‘Billy Boy’ both of which played key roles in the last world conflict.

The Triumph 3HW was popular with dispatch riders during WWII and though it was used by men, being lighter than the 550 it was ideal for women with the ATS, WREN and WRAF while ‘Billy Boy’. is a rare piece of military history being part of the USA’s Lend Lease Agreement, given over to the British forces circa 1943/44, and adapted to suit airborne use and serving in the British Army until 1950.

Eden Camp experts will be on hand at Classics on Show’ to answer all questions about the vehicles. They will also run a competition testing visitors’ knowledge with the winner going home with a family ticket for a day out at the museum, where they can experience the sights, sounds, and smells of life on the Home Front and the Front Line, all set in the buildings and grounds of an original World War 2 Prisoner of War Camp.

And don’t forget, this year’s event will feature its first dedicated motorbike arena, which has the support of the Yorkshire Coast British Motorcycle Club which is planning to exhibit up to a dozen bikes. Also going on show is a rare 1967 British Velocette Thruxton one of only 441 ever sold in the UK. The bike is being brought to the event by a member of the Velocette Owners’ Club North Yorkshire. The 1967 model roared into motorcycle history books when Neil Kelly and Keith Heckles gained first and second places in the Isle of Man’s 500cc Production TT race – the first time a production-machine event was staged at the TT with Kelly recording the fastest lap at 91 mph.

Classics on Show 2021 is sponsored by Mathewson’s classic vehicle auctions of Thornton-le-Dale, SG Petch, the family run multi franchised car dealership, and Lexus Teesside. The show is free to enter for exhibitors, though donations are welcomed. Visitors pay £6 or £14 for a family ticket while auto jumble traders pay £15 for a standard pitch.

So join us to see up to 400 of the very best classic vehicles on what will be a great family day out and help us raise fund for the Great North Air Ambulance, The Samaritans, Blood Bikes and other Rotary supported charities.

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