Royal Lancashire Show – Classic Car Display Report

In All Torque LAC members were encouraged to take their classic cars to form one of the exhibits of this years show.
We turned up in our older Rolls royce Shadow 2 and joined an eclectic gathering of cars, lorries, tractors and farm machinery. The Jaguar Drivers Club and many examples of that marque, as well as a collectyion of beutifully preparedf motor tricicles. At one point a group of Lambretta type motor scooters arrived complete with many mirrors etc; reminiscent of the sixties.
The show comprised many traditional events, show jumpinig, carriage driving and the like. There was judging for cows, sheep, poultry etc; but how they decided which was the best bull, for example, is beyond my comprehension.
More recent innovations happened such as Gin Alley, a beer tent with around eighty different ales and celebrity coooking demonstrations were also part of the scene.
There were different trade stands promotonig everthing from double glazing to laminate flooring, charitiy stands and, of course, many food stalls where one could purchase Chinese food, venison burgers, ice cream and everything in between.
During the day the classic cars were paraded through the show ring where owners were interviewed and gave commentary on their vehicles. This we manged to miss because of all the other interesting displays!
The weather was really good, which is always a benefit at a country show. Sunday dawned warm and sunny and, with tickets being valid, we returned fro another free day out to catch up on what we had not seen.
All in all it was a wonderful show not to be missed, should we be invited to attend again next year.
Norman Stansfield.