Huge classic car show back at popular Derby park

Classic car enthusiasts will rev their engines when a popular annual event returns to a Derby park early next month. The free-entry retro and classic car show returns to Markeaton Park on Sunday, July 3.

A convoy of cars, vans, motorbikes, trikes, scooters and bicycles will be on display, displayed in modified or original new condition on the meadow in Markeaton Lane Park. There will also be family entertainment, including children’s activities such as zorbing, an inflatable maze and face painting.

Car enthusiasts can expect to see hot rods, American cars, Rolls-Royces, Jaguars, Lambrettas, Vespas, classic Fords, Minis, Harley Davidsons, Raleigh Choppers and BMXs and old-fashioned skateboards.

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Judging will take place throughout the day to determine the best vehicles on display, with trophies awarded in the afternoon. Judges will be looking for vehicles that stand out from the crowd, whether through modifications, creativity or the experience of a passionate owner.

Best in Show, Best Pre-60s, Best 70s, Best 80s, Best 90s, Best Interior, Best Paint, Best Motorcycle, Best Tricycle, Best Scooter and the price of rust and grime for the unloved and rusty classic are among the categories. to win. On-site parking is available and a £5 exhibitor fee is payable on arrival.

Live bands and DJs will perform a wide variety of music to accompany the display. The Indie Division, a four-piece band, will headline and play classics from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, including indie and punk songs.

Chris & Hannah Fay, the Derby West End Volunteer Choir and Lady Rose will also perform at the event organized by Derby Live, which is the arts and events arm of the City Council. There will be a toast van and other food outlets, as well as a licensed bar serving beer, wine and spirits.

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