Annual car show in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care all set to welcome celebrity guest

As excitement for a popular family event, revs up its organisers get set to welcome a special guest.

Classic and Sports Cars by the Lake will return in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care on Sunday, September 2, with 2018’s show seeing a celebrity guest in attendance.

This year the show’s organisers are also looking forward to welcoming Rick Parfitt Jnr, the son of legendary Status Quo guitarist the late Rick Parfitt OBE.

Attending the show with his Bentley GT3 Race Car, which is sponsored by local company Orbital Foods; throughout the day, Rick Jnr will be answering questions and exhibiting his car.

Having won many accolades in his racing career, including over 20 podiums, Rick Jnr is the reigning British GT Champion and was the first driver to win both GT4 and GT3 titles.

He is also the frontman of the UK’s most successful corporate band the RPJ Band and the creative director of the R&R Agency, a world-class event entertainment agency that supplies entertainment globally.

Andrew Long, of Hall Farm, who kindly hosts the event each year alongside his wife Gina, said: “We are so pleased Rick is planning to join us at this year’s show. Not only will he be bringing along his impressive car, he will also be bringing with him his fascinating insight into the world of racing.

“We are so lucky and grateful for the incredible support Classic and Sports Cars by the Lake attracts year after year.

“As every penny, the event raises goes straight to the hospice we appreciate everyone’s generosity.”

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.

Sponsored for the second year running by Ashtons Legal and Ensors Chartered Accountants, more than 5,000 people flock to the event to enjoy the hundreds of valued vehicles, which are also judged by a panel of 20 experts. The judges select the best from each category to receive awards later in the day.

Visitors will be able to enjoy family-friendly rides and entertainment, crafts, and live broadcasting by BBC Radio Suffolk.

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.

For more information on the show, you can visit www.stnicholashospice.org.uk/fundraising-events/classic-and-sports-cars-by-the-lake/

Pictured above is Rick Parfitt Jnr who will be attending this year’s Classic and Sports Cars by the Lake in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care. Photo: MAT ACTON

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