Motoring along on a sunny day in Kirton

Pat Day with her dog Guiness and a 1964 Humber Sceptre. Photo by David Dawson.
Pat Day with her dog Guiness and a 1964 Humber Sceptre. Photo by David Dawson.
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More than 450 cars and vehicles ranging from 18 to 88 years of age took over Grange Park, Kirton, for the 24th Boston Classic Car Show.

A family day out in mid-August became a motorist’s paradise as Ford Zodiacs, Austin Rubys and Porsche Carreras fought for the attention of eager and envious visitors.

Boston Dragon Boat Festival during the Classic Car Show at Graves Park, Kirton.  Photo by David Dawson.

Boston Dragon Boat Festival during the Classic Car Show at Graves Park, Kirton. Photo by David Dawson.

The annual show was the brainchild of Boston Classic Car Club president John Simpson to cater for enthusiasts across the Boston Borough and South Holland District Council areas.

Club member John Upson said: “One interesting thing about this year’s show was that there were more American cars than ever before and more people interested in them.

“Five or ten years ago, you wouldn’t have believed that a Ford or BMC (British Motor Corporation) car would be worth more than a Rolls Royce or Bentley.

“So if the British cars are too expensive, people turn to the American cars for which parts are so easy to buy.”

An RAF Submarine Spitfire flies over a Rolls Royce and Daimler on display at the Boston Classic Car Show at Graves Park, Kirton.  Photo by David Dawson.

An RAF Submarine Spitfire flies over a Rolls Royce and Daimler on display at the Boston Classic Car Show at Graves Park, Kirton. Photo by David Dawson.

Among the 12 classic car clubs with stands at the show was Spalding and East Elloe whose members won the prize for the best club stand.

Vice president Nigel Mann said: “This is always one of the pinnacle shows in an area where there’s a huge amount of interest in classic cars.

James Emery and Jayne Filbey with their 1953 Bentley R-Type.  Photo by David Dawson.

James Emery and Jayne Filbey with their 1953 Bentley R-Type. Photo by David Dawson.

Bryan Leggate of with his 1947 Rover 10.  Photo by David Dawson.

Bryan Leggate of with his 1947 Rover 10. Photo by David Dawson.

Spalding and East Elloe Classic Car Club members (from left) David Shepherd, Terry Carter, Jenny Overson, John Chamberlain, Joy Mann, Trevor Overson, John Sidebottom, Hilary Sidebottom and Tom Webster, with the trophy for the Best Club Stand.

Spalding and East Elloe Classic Car Club members (from left) David Shepherd, Terry Carter, Jenny Overson, John Chamberlain, Joy Mann, Trevor Overson, John Sidebottom, Hilary Sidebottom and Tom Webster, with the trophy for the Best Club Stand.

Norman Banfield of Wigtoft on his 1980 Suzuki GT 250x7.  Photo by David Dawson.

Norman Banfield of Wigtoft on his 1980 Suzuki GT 250x7. Photo by David Dawson.