Hebden Bridge will, once again, be the centre of activity on the 1st and 2nd August when the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge hosts the iconic charity fund raising Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend.
The event, now in it’s 33rd year, is well established as a premier attraction for the display of some 600 veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, military & commercial vehicles. Owners and spectators come from far & wide, making the 2 day event ‘One of Britain’s Best Events’ according to Classic Car Weekly.
Held in the heart of Hebden Bridge, at Calder Holmes Park, most of the famous British marques are represented at the rally, along with famous names from across the world. The open plan layout of the site allows members of the public to get up close to the exhibits and chat to their owners. There are different display classes over the two days offering visitors a completely different show each day. Prizes will be awarded to all the winning entrants, on a ‘self judging’ basis.
The display on Saturday 1st will be Classic Cars (1971 – 1993), Motorcycles (1971 – 1993), Rolls Royce & Bentleys (any age), Replica or Kit cars (any age), Military vehicles (any age), Tractors (registered pre 1993), Pre – 1971 registered vehicles, Novelty vehicles (pedal cars / classic bicycle etc).
As an added bonus, on Sunday morning, visitors to Hebden Bridge can watch the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society’s famous ‘Trans Pennine Run’ pass through the town. Hebden Bridge is an ideal location to watch this magnificent collection of historic vehicles as they wind their way across the Pennines, en route from Manchester to Harrogate.
Also on Sunday, there will also be a ‘Scenic Run’ giving all participants a chance to meet beforehand and take part in this popular event, arriving at Calder Holmes Park around midday.
Sunday’s display will feature Veteran & Vintage cars (up to 1930), Post Vintage cars (1931 – 1939), post War cars (1940 – 1960 / 1961 – 1972), Motorcycles up to 1972, American vehicles up to 1972, Military vehicles (any age).
Hebden Bridge is well worth a visit, if just to experience what the British Airways In-Flight magazine described as ‘One of the most funky towns in the world’. The town centre, with its wealth of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs is only a couple of minutes walk from Calder Holmes Park.
This is an event with something to please the whole family ~ it is far from being merely a show for collectors. Not only will there be splendid vehicles on display but also varied entertainment including live music, fun rides for children, craft & product stalls, together with a wide range of quality catering and refreshment outlets.
Additional car parking and toilets have been facilitated for the weekend, which will be clearly signposted. The park also has a children’s playground & skateboard area. St. John’s First Aiders will be in attendance, on both days.
So, a fantastic fun packed weekend, with the funds raised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge helping to support a wide variety of charities, good causes and individuals in need ~ with nearly £35,000 distributed in the last financial year alone.
Make a diary note to be in Hebden Bridge on the 1st and 2nd August ~ you won’t be disappointed!
For further comprehensive information logon to www.hebdenbridge-vintageweekend.org.uk