CLASSIC vehicle enthusiasts will be treated to the sight of more than 1,500 vehicles on display this when the 48th Historic Vehicle Gathering returns to the scenic parkland of Powderham Castle.

The Crash Box and  Classic Car Club of Devon are the organisers of the annual Historic Vehicle Gathering which was first staged in 1975 and attracts a variety of vehicles from across the county, ranging from two wheels to ten. The event also helps to raise funds for various local charities.

Among the attractions will be seventy vehicle club stands, some of whom will be remembering various anniversaries. These include 100 years of Triumph and 75 years of the Land Rover, Porsche cars and the Jaguar XK sports car.

A healthy entry of 30 full-size and 30 miniature steamers includes the welcome return of the 1924 Burell 6NHP Showman’gg623s road locomotive Earl Haig’ 1917 Garrett 4CD The Countess and the 1906 Burrell Showman’s road locomotive ‘White Rose of York’, previously known as The Griffin.

One of the regular show attendees will be  Paul Clay of Kenn who will be displaying his  1976 Triumph Stag which, prior to his ownership, had been off the road and in a sorry state for nearly 20 years. 

Classic vehicles on display at last year's Crashbox Classic Car Show
Paul Clay of Kenn with his 1976 Triumph Stag ( )

‘My wife Lorna and I love attending this event,’ said Paul.

‘It’s one of where you can have Concours condition cars rubbing shoulders with cars like mine that are used all year round every week, but will not win any prizes in a beauty contest.’

Completing the attractions will be a craft marquee featuring produce from local artisans, roaming music bands, refreshments, trade stands, automobilia and children’s entertainment

Richard Gardiner, the rally chairman for the Historic Vehicle Gathering, said: ‘We are looking forward to welcoming our many visitors, exhibitors and traders to Powderham Castle to enjoy the many attractions on offer. There really is something for everyone.’

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