Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 27 September 2021
HINCKLEY BID’s free-to-enter 10th Annual Motorshow, which was on 19 September managed to successfully pull the crowds across Hinckley town centre.
Most streets in the town centre was packed with tight crowds of excited petrolheads, families and exhibitors looking at the classic vehicles.
Event organisers described the turnout for the Motorshow as ‘fantastic’, with a grand total of 550 vehicles being entered into the show by exhibitors for members of the public to marvel at – and organisers thanked both the exhibitors and public for showing interest and enjoying the show.
Whilst the day was kicked off with a quick shower of rain, it soon dried up and the sun shone for the rest of day meaning that all in attendance could enjoy the festival atmosphere and appreciate the quality and variety of the vehicles being showcased, such as steamrollers, sidecars and even the latest McLaren.
A jazz band provided additional live entertainment in Market Place, a face-painter painted youngsters’ faces free of charge, and even a stilt-walking policeman overlooked the town strolling around atop their stilts.
Hinckley’s cafes, bars, pubs and shops seen their business boom with ‘brisk’ trading from regular town-goers and those paying a visit from out of town.
The BID have given a ‘huge’ thanks to the team of independent judges who had their work cut out to choose winners in each of the categories.
Best Car in the Show
The Best Car in the Show was presented to Len Granger for his Jaguar XK 140 – the runners-up were Graham and Elaine Butler in second place for their Plymouth Coupe, whilst Neil Baker took third place for his Chevrolet Pickup.
Best Motorbike in the Show
The Best Motorbike in the Show was won by Kim Wassell for his Suzuki GT 750K.
Best Club Car
James McGeachie took the crown for Best Club Car.
Dave Corbett and his incredible Titanic Steam Engine won the Special Vehicle award, Samuel Goodall came second with his Fordson Tractor while Kevin and Maria Cort came third place for their British Salmson Special.
Best Turned-Out Crew
The Best Turned-Out Crew went to George and Michelle Denny who arrived in style in their Vauxhall Victor Series 1.
The Business Improvement District (BID) congratulated all who won, thanked those who presented the awards as well as Hinckley and Bosworth’s Mayor, Coun. Ted Hollick, Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner, Rupert Matthews, and Rosemary Wright.