Car Show a Great Success!
Hundreds of people turned up for the Downside Concours d’Elegance classic car show, on Sunday 1st May.
The winner of the ‘Abbot’s Cup’ was Andrew Triggol with his magnificent 1930 Rolls Royce 20/25; the car was also hailed winner of the Pre-War category.
Other Class Winners included:
1945-67 category: David Roper [1951 Jaguar XK120]
1968-84 category: Jason Salmons [1971 Sunbeam Rapier H120]
Head Master’s Choice category: Michael Carter [1988 Mercedes 300SL convertible]
With over 100 vintage, classic and interesting vehicles registered from Austin to Aston Martin, Bentley to Bugatti, and Rolls-Royce to Riley, the event has been gaining momentum in recent years. People enjoyed a Hog Roast and Cream Teas, plus musical entertainment from the Downside Pipe Band and Barbershop; a large numbers of visitors also took up the offer to enjoy a tour of the Abbey Church and School.
The Judges were Mike Penn [Founding Curator of the Haynes Motor Museum], Terry Richards [AC Owners Club], Charles Trevelyan [Chairman of the Bugatti Owners Club], James Whitehead [Head Master, Downside School], plus car enthusiasts Tim Mercer and Jane Trowell.
It is hoped that the event will run again next year. Keep an eye on www.downside.co.uk when the date is announced.
[Photographer credit: Graham Cox]
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