Over 700 Vehicles and Close To 3,000 Visitors Flock To Rotary Stokesley’s Event
The Rotary Club of Stokesley is celebrating its best ever Classics on Show event after more than 700 vehicles and close to 3,000 visitors turned out for the 10th anniversary show last Saturday.
“The weather helped, there’s no doubt about that and we saw a strong uptake in motorcycle exhibitors and auto-jumble dealers which all went to produce our best ever turnout in both vehicles and visitors,” explained Chris Mayes of Stokesley Rotary.
The Stokesley Showfield was packed with a fleet of at least 700 classic cars, steam engines, commercial vehicles, vintage camper vans, motor engines and an impressive motorcycle arena which featured some rare models. Eleven classic vehicle clubs were also present.
“The feedback we have received has been immensely encouraging with a number of first-time visitors to the show now considering participating as exhibitors next year,” added Mayes. “What was also particularly noticeable this year was the expanded exhibitor and visitor profiles – there were many families with youngsters enjoying a great family day out and exhibitors hailed from as far away as Derby and Lincolnshire. We now have our work cut out on building on this 2022 outcome but have a few ideas to pursue to make the event even more appealing.”
Funds raised from Classics on Show will go to the Samaritans, Great North Air Ambulance and Blood Bikes as well as other Rotary charities. Classics on Show 2022 was sponsored by Mathewson’s classic vehicle auctions of Thornton-le-Dale, SG Petch, the family run multi franchised car dealership, and Lexus Teesside.