Car and bike enthusiasts flock to ‘popular’ Potters Bar show

PUBLISHED: 14:00 25 August 2018 | UPDATED: 21:44 25 August 2018

Potters Bar Classic Bike and Car Show. Picture: Potters Bar Rotary Club.

Potters Bar Classic Bike and Car Show. Picture: Potters Bar Rotary Club.

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Enthusiasts and families flocked to the Potters Bar Classic Bike and Car Show to check out a number of new and vintage vehicles.

Potters Bar Classic Bike and Car Show. Picture: Potters Bar Rotary Club.Potters Bar Classic Bike and Car Show. Picture: Potters Bar Rotary Club.

The annual show, held by Potters Bar Rotary, took place for the sixth year running at Elm Court on Sunday, August 19.

Visitors viewed the “fabulous” display of classic bikes and cars, enjoyed sideshows, stalls, a hog roast and tea and cakes.

A spokesman for the rotary club said: “This has become an increasingly popular event in the local area with around 100 entries. “Many exhibitors return year after year, some travelling from as far afield as Devon, but there are also new recruits each time as word spreads.”

From Bentleys to Volkswagens, a full alphabet of cars could be seen, including Buicks, Citroens, Hudson, Jaguars, MGs, Rovers, Triumphs and a collection of classic and modern motorbikes.

Potters Bar Classic Bike and Car Show. Picture: Potters Bar Rotary Club.Potters Bar Classic Bike and Car Show. Picture: Potters Bar Rotary Club.

Not only was there was a representation of military vehicles, there was also a group of taxis from the London Vintage Taxi Association.

A novel entry with great sentimental value was a tractor built in 1941 that had been driven by its owner from the age of eight.

There was also a 2CV Dolly restored in Porsche Silver that could be viewed alongside a hand built car that displayed beautiful wooden coachwork based on a 2CV chassis.

Entertainment was provided by Shades of Midnight, a band including John Powell, local businessman and current president of Potters Bar Rotary.

Potters Bar Classic Bike and Car Show. Picture: Potters Bar Rotary Club.Potters Bar Classic Bike and Car Show. Picture: Potters Bar Rotary Club.

Some visitors danced the whole afternoon to toe-tapping sounds of the sixties.

The band will also be performing at the Wyllyotts Theatre at the ‘Blast from the Past’ event on May 15, 2019.

A profit of £2,600 was made from the day for local charities such as Noah’s Ark Hospice and the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance as well as the Alzheimer’s Society.

The club spokesman added: “Great thanks are due to John Godfrey, the Rotarian who organised the event assisted by many members of Potters Bar Rotary club with their friends and families.

“Look out for this event in 2019 and get your entry in early – planned date will be Sunday, August 18.”

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