The 2021 show proved a record breaker with pre-event rain failing to dampen the spirits of the near 2,500 visitors who turned out to Stokesley Showfield to welcome back the event after a break of a year due to Covid 19 restrictions.

The show, which ran on Saturday 7th August, welcomed an exhibiting fleet of around 500 cars, tractors, buses, army trucks and motorbikes, despite the Friday rain which had left the organizing Stokesley Rotary Club members and volunteers from other Rotary clubs, Stokesley Roundtable, and the Samaritans, soaked to the skin as they set up for the next day’s activities.

Thankfully the rain held off all Saturday morning for what proved to be a manically busy show resulting in gate takings in excess of £11,000 – which is a Classics on Show record. Funds raised will go to the Samaritans, Great North Air Ambulance and Blood Bikes as well as other Rotary charities.

Highlights of the show included the new motorcycle arena and the display by the Eden Camp WWII museum of Malton and their re-enactment troupe.

The day was something of a hat trick in that it had a record vehicle turnout which tracked over 100 years of motorized transport, a record number of visitors and a record gate take. It was also exceptional in the quality of the displays and range of vehicles – many were rare edition models and some of museum quality.

Classics on Show 2021 was supported by Mathewson’s classic vehicle auctions of Thornton-le-Dale and sponsored by SG Petch, the family run multi franchised car dealership, and Lexus Teesside.

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