VIDEO/PHOTOS: Sheffield classic car show

0
Have your say

It might have rained on their parade - but wet weather did little to deter car enthusiasts from showcasing their pride and joy to city shoppers.

The Moor in Sheffield was transformed into a haven for petrolheads as a convoy of classic cars and vintage vehicles descended on the city centre.

More than 100 classic cars and vintage vehicles were on display display on The Moor, Sheffield, on Sunday (4 August 2013). Our picture shows Dave Betts, of Carlton-in Lindrick, with his 1981 Delorean.

More than 100 classic cars and vintage vehicles were on display display on The Moor, Sheffield, on Sunday (4 August 2013). Our picture shows Dave Betts, of Carlton-in Lindrick, with his 1981 Delorean.

Everything from nifty 1930s numbers, to an eighties-themed Back to the Future car and even tractors were on display during the event.

As grey clouds gathered above, the array of vehicles put a smile on the faces of drenched crowds who had turned out in force.

The roar of engines could be heard as scooter enthusiasts zoomed along the bottom of the street.

One of the star attractions was a 1991 Chevrolet Caprice carefully customised in the style of a Beverly Hills cop car brought along by Dave Grayson, of Gleadless.

More than 100 classic cars and vintage vehicles were on display display on The Moor, Sheffield, on Sunday (4 August 2013). Our picture shows Roy Marshall, of Dinnington, cleaning the rain off his 1961 Wolseley 1500 Mk 2.

More than 100 classic cars and vintage vehicles were on display display on The Moor, Sheffield, on Sunday (4 August 2013). Our picture shows Roy Marshall, of Dinnington, cleaning the rain off his 1961 Wolseley 1500 Mk 2.

The 51-year-old has been cruising around his native land in US police cars for more than 30 years and has provided vehicles for films, TV and pop videos.

He said: “I’ve met all sorts of stars over the years - from Samuel L Jackson to Ken Barlow.

“The insurance was quite high on these so I waited until I was 25, then I bought myself one. I’d always liked them. This is my fifth cop car.

“I use it as my normal car but I take it to a lot of shows like this. People are always interested in it.”

More than 100 classic cars and vintage vehicles were on display display on The Moor, Sheffield, on Sunday (4 August 2013). Our picture shows a Morris Cowley vintage car.

More than 100 classic cars and vintage vehicles were on display display on The Moor, Sheffield, on Sunday (4 August 2013). Our picture shows a Morris Cowley vintage car.

Grandfather Bob Hadley, aged 73, who was visiting with his family from Derbyshire said: “It’s not something you see every day. The thought of it being driven around Sheffield is funny.”

Another head-turner was a Ford Mustang similar to James Bond’s ride in the 1971 film Diamonds are Forever.

With its show-stopping colour scheme of bright daytona yellow and black it proved a big draw with generations old and young.

Garage owner Vic Towers, aged 68, of Wharncliffe Side, bought it in 1974 for £800 and still gets a kick out of showing it off to others.

More than 100 classic cars and vintage vehicles were on display display on The Moor, Sheffield, on Sunday (4 August 2013). Our picture shows The Reynolds open frame motorcycle.

More than 100 classic cars and vintage vehicles were on display display on The Moor, Sheffield, on Sunday (4 August 2013). Our picture shows The Reynolds open frame motorcycle.

He said: “It doesn’t get out a lot these days, only in shows, so it’s nice when the kids come and have their photo taken with it.

“I think people are drawn to it because of the colour. You don’t get many of these things nowadays.”

More than 100 classic cars and vintage vehicles were on display display on The Moor, Sheffield, on Sunday (4 August 2013). Our picture shows a classic mini.

More than 100 classic cars and vintage vehicles were on display display on The Moor, Sheffield, on Sunday (4 August 2013). Our picture shows a classic mini.

More than 100 classic cars and vintage vehicles were on display display on The Moor, Sheffield, on Sunday (4 August 2013). Our picture shows John and Meryl Green, of Whiston, sat in their 1967, Morris Minor 1000 post production convertible.

More than 100 classic cars and vintage vehicles were on display display on The Moor, Sheffield, on Sunday (4 August 2013). Our picture shows John and Meryl Green, of Whiston, sat in their 1967, Morris Minor 1000 post production convertible.

More than 100 classic cars and vintage vehicles were on display display on The Moor, Sheffield, on Sunday (4 August 2013). Our picture shows Andrew Beevers, of Ecclesfield, with his 1948, Morris 8 Series E 918cc side valve engined car.

More than 100 classic cars and vintage vehicles were on display display on The Moor, Sheffield, on Sunday (4 August 2013). Our picture shows Andrew Beevers, of Ecclesfield, with his 1948, Morris 8 Series E 918cc side valve engined car.