A popular event for all the family is ready to pull straight into the fast lane as it gets into gear to raise funds for a local hospice.
It is hoped a fantastic array of eye-catching cars and motorcycles will help Classic and Sports Cars by the Lake – which this year is on Sunday, September 2 – raise thousands of pounds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.
Since it started, the crowd-pulling show, which is organised by Austin Cornish and the Classic Car Committee, including show president Max Milburn, and kindly hosted by Andrew and Gina Long of Hall Farm, has raised more than £250,000 for the charity, which cares for those in the final chapters of their lives.
Andrew said: “We are delighted to be opening Hall Farm to a loyal following of car and motorcycle exhibitors and clubs. The cars and motorcycles really are the stars of the show and we think this year’s Classic and Sports Cars by the Lake will be the best yet.
“As ever, we would like to thank our fantastic team of volunteers who have been involved since day one and our many sponsors, whose generous support helps us to hold this tremendous fundraising event.
“The much-needed funds raised go to our hospice, which serves the community so well, and I hope as many people as possible will join us to support this local charity.”
Officially launched on Tuesday, the show, which is now in its ninth year, will again take place at Hall Farm, The Drift, Fornham St Martin, and will see more than 650 vintage, pre-war, post-war, classic, modern and super cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles go on display.
In addition to hundreds of valued vehicles, the day, which will be sponsored for the second year running by Ashtons Legal and Ensors Chartered Accountants, will have fun for all of the family.
Visitors will be able to enjoy family-friendly rides and entertainment, crafts, food and drink, a Greene King licensed bar and live broadcasting by BBC Radio Suffolk.
Barbara Gale, the hospice’s chief executive officer, said: “Every year Classic and Sports Cars by the Lake is a firm fixture in our calendar. It is a brilliant family event and one that many of our supporters and the whole community look forward to. As always, this year’s show has been organised by a dedicated voluntary committee and all the proceeds will be donated to the hospice.
“The funds raised by this show make a big difference to our work supporting people with long-term and life-threatening illnesses. We are so grateful to everyone for their continued dedicated efforts.”
Those enthusiasts who would like to show off their cars and motorcycles are encouraged to book their place now as space at the 2017 event filled up quickly.
Entries can be registered online, and more information can be found about the event, at www.classicsportscarsbythelake.co.uk.
Alternatively, to enter a vehicle, enquire about a trade stand or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets for the show, which can be bought at the gate on the day, cost £8 for adults and £5 for children (children under 10 go free).
Family tickets (two adults and two children) can also be purchased for £20. Visitors will be able to enjoy the show from 11am-4.30pm.
Pictured above: The countdown for this year’s Classic and Sports Cars by the Lake, which takes place on Sunday, September 2, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care has begun.