Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 19th February 2019

Classic car events are special, but when they are held in the name of charity, they become even more important. This was the case with the White Horse Classic Car and Vintage Vehicle Show that took place on Sunday 3rd September 2018. Organised by Trowbridge and Westbury Lions Club, Westbury received its first ever classic car show.

The event was held to raise money for local community projects. The Lions Club is a charitable company that specialises in fundraising projects. President Nigel Howard talked about the success of the show. “It was a fantastic day, and we saw all sorts of different classic cars. People came from far and wide, including Dorset, Bristol and Cardiff, to showcase their cars.”

“This was the first time ourselves and Trowbridge Lions Club had done a joint event. When planning out this event we anticipated around 200 cars to attend, but thankfully the weather was sunny so over 250 cars were on show, exceeding all expectations. The day was such a success that we have already booked next year’s show on September 1st. Overall we raised £6000 for the Lions Club, a great achievement.”

Howard added “the money we raised will go towards several after-school projects we are funding across Westbury and Trowbridge for the new school year. We will also be using the money to take some of our elderly widowers on theatre and canal trips.”

A range of classic cars were on display, with the top prize going to a 1916 Perry Car. The Jean Lewis Cup, named after Lions helper Jean Lewis, represented a special moment. Organiser of the event, Phil Hamlen commented “Jean would have been so happy to see her donation go to such use by bringing the communities together to celebrate a fun-filled day.”

There’s no doubt the White Horse Classic Car and Vintage Vehicle Show was a huge success. We’re looking forward to seeing how next year’s event turns out!

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