The Americans are coming as show looks like best yet

A Buick drophead coupe 1939 at the Vintage Car rally 2010
A Buick drophead coupe 1939 at the Vintage Car rally 2010

MORE entries than ever are rolling in for the Hebden Bridge Vintage Vehicle Weekend, taking place on Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7.

The weekend is well established as a premier event attracting veteran, vintage and classic cars, motor cycles and commercial vehicles from all over the north of England and beyond.

Alan Jones of Northowram, a regular exhibitor with his Le Mans type replica racing Bentley – usually with his begoggled dog ‘Spike’ in the back seat - said: “This event is so friendly and it is a pleasure to attend knowing that all proceeds go to charity.”

A Citroen Maserati will be one of the fastest cars displayed in the park. With a top speed of 147 mph, these were the ultimate French luxury cars of the 70s.

Owned by Graham Pearson of Sowerby Bridge, the car has toured extensively and has been enthusiastically shown at Hebden Bridge for the last seven years.

John and Marilyn Rushworth, original organisers and stalwarts of the show, have again entered their 1927 Morris Oxford Tourer and 1939 Buick Drophead Coupe.

Since last year the latter has taken on the Trans Alpine Rally driving through France, Germany, Bavaria, Austria and Switzerland.

The high alpine passes including the Stelvio, voted by Top Gear as the best driving road in the world, were crossed with ease by this classic open American Touring Car.

Marilyn added: “Time flies, another year gone – but we will be at Hebden Bridge which we now enjoy more than ever.”

In addition to the huge display of vehicles, stalls, autojumbles, live music and much more, the organisers have this year arranged for a greater range of quality catering including outlets for Indian food, crepes, special teas and coffees, ice creams, hot and cold roast sandwiches.

The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge is confident that with increased entrants of American and kit cars, this year’s event will be the best yet with attractions for families and motoring enthusiasts alike.