Stars of television’s Wheeler Dealers join enthusiasts for classic car event in Sheffield

Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China welcomed classic car owners and enthusiasts to Mike's car showroom in Sheffield for this year's Drive It Day
Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China welcomed classic car owners and enthusiasts to Mike's car showroom in Sheffield for this year's Drive It Day
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Television presenters welcomed classic car enthusiasts to a car showroom in Sheffield for an annual Drive It Day event.

More than 100 classic cars took over the forecourt at Mike Brewer Motors, on Bramall Lane, Lowfield, ranging from a 1935 Austin 7 van to a 1990 Ford Escort RS Turbo.

Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China welcomed classic car owners and enthusiasts to Mike's car showroom in Sheffield for this year's Drive It Day

Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China welcomed classic car owners and enthusiasts to Mike's car showroom in Sheffield for this year's Drive It Day

Stars of the Discovery Channel’s Wheeler Dealers, Mike Brewer and Edd China, attended the event and were reunited with the Ford Fiesta XR2, Ford Thunderbird and Jaguar XJ 4.2C which had all appeared in previous series.

Mike said: “Edd and I were amazed by the turnout. We had fans travelling from as far as Essex and Swindon to join us.

“It was great to meet the owners of some stunning cars, with a fair number of the classics on display owned by younger enthusiasts.

“Days like Drive It Day are a great reminder of what owning a classic and enjoying motoring are all about.”

Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China welcomed classic car owners and enthusiasts to Mike's car showroom in Sheffield for this year's Drive It Day

Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China welcomed classic car owners and enthusiasts to Mike's car showroom in Sheffield for this year's Drive It Day

Classic car events are held across the country on Drive It Day to commemorate the 64 cars that left London on the first day of The Royal Automobile Club Thousand Mile Trial in 1900.

Club members were out in force in Sheffield, especially from the Ford Escort clubs including the Derbyshire RS Owners Club and Rally Sport Escorts with an impressive line-up of XR3is, RS200s, Mexicos and RS Turbos.

Ray Fry, from Urmston, Manchester, had used the day as an excuse to drive his 1968 Bond Equipe 1300.

He said: “When I saw that Mike and Edd were hosting an event for Drive It Day, I thought it would be a great opportunity to drive the Equipe over Derbyshire’s Snake Pass to Sheffield to meet them.

Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China welcomed classic car owners and enthusiasts to Mike's car showroom in Sheffield for this year's Drive It Day

Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China welcomed classic car owners and enthusiasts to Mike's car showroom in Sheffield for this year's Drive It Day

“It was a brilliant drive and a great event.”

Ever the wheeler dealer, Mike was overheard asking more than one of the owners if they would be willing to sell their car – but no one was willing to part with their classic.

Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China welcomed classic car owners and enthusiasts to Mike's car showroom in Sheffield for this year's Drive It Day

Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China welcomed classic car owners and enthusiasts to Mike's car showroom in Sheffield for this year's Drive It Day