Classic cars on a warm summer eve

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CLASSIC cars and majestic motors went on display at one of the largest summer shows of its kind anywhere in the region.

More than 400 cars and bikes were on display at the Hope Motor Show, held at The Traveller’s Rest on Brough Lane Head.

The event is run by Sheffield and Hallamshire Motor Club with the accent on all sorts of motorsport – including rallying, racing, trials and auto-tests.

Highlights this year included World Rally Championship cars and Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Aston Martin Le Mans – a car which is still raced and rallied around the world, including at the Mille Miglia and the Argentinian Mille Millas.

Other cars featured included a locally-based Chevrolet Can Am Firenza, while bikes included a 1908 Triumph 500cc and a V8 engined tricycle.

“Every year the show has grown and the appetite for the old, the unusual and racing cars seems insatiable,” said one organiser. “The event this year attracted an array of vintage and classic vehicles and the fact it is an evening event makes it a little different.”

Supercars and kit cars were well represented, with a number of Ferraris, an Ariel Atom and a Cobra, plus a further competition cars and bikes. Sports cars through the ages were on show, including a Jaguar E type, a Healey, a Triumph, a Lotus and a Porsche Coffee Tractor.

Family cars from down the years were also there, such as Minis, Morris Minors, Vauxhalls and Daimlers.

Hundreds of visitors also enjoyed a barbecue during the long summer evening – the show is always run on a day closest to the summer solstice.