Rally is a record breaker

Up to 10,000 people packed in to Calder Holmes Park over the weekend to enjoy the sight of cars, motorcycles and tractors of yesteryear.

The venue in Hebden Bridge played host to Hebden Bridge Rotary Club’s Vintage Weekend and with the weather holding up organiser believe that a record amount has been raised for local charities and good causes.

Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend at Calder Holmes.

Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend at Calder Holmes.

Club president Brian Boocock said: “I would like to thank the people of Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley, who always turn out to support us. We have local sponsors and we couldn’t do it without them.

“I would also like to thank the Rotary members for their time because they do it on a voluntary basis. We have also had 17 or 18 of our members’ wives helping out and we certainly couldn’t have managed without them.”

On display on the Saturday were classic cars from 1970 to 1992; motorcycles and scooters from 1970 to 1992; Rolls Royce and Bentley cars of any age; replica or kit cars of any age; military vehicles; pre-1972 tractors; pre-1970 registered vehicles and an array of novelty vehicles.

Whilst on the Sunday, the busier day, were vintage cars up to 1930; post vintage cars from 1931 to 1939; post war cars 1940 to 1971; motor cycles and scooters up to 1971; commercial vehicles up to 1971; American vehicles up to 1971 and military vehicles. There will be prizes for best in class and the usual Sunday morning scenic run.

Any spare space was taken up by food and drink kiosks, stalls, fairground rides and entertainment tents.

For pictures and results from the event, see Thursdays’s Hebden Bridge Times or Todmorden News, and Friday’s Halifax Courier.