Classic cars still turn out for annual village show in Barrington despite no event organiser

PUBLISHED: 09:34 06 January 2017 | UPDATED: 09:34 06 January 2017

A 1932 Armstrong Sideley was presented by Daniel Bangham. Picture: Clive Porter

A 1932 Armstrong Sideley was presented by Daniel Bangham. Picture: Clive Porter

Clive Porter

The weather wasn’t the only obstacle at the New Year’s Day classic car meet in Barrington at the weekend as it also went ahead without an organiser – but was still deemed a success.

Mick Sayers took his bike, converted from a 1950s Hudson Autocycle, which he has named The Flying Hudson  Picture: Clive Porter Mick Sayers took his bike, converted from a 1950s Hudson Autocycle, which he has named The Flying Hudson Picture: Clive Porter

The show, on the village green opposite the Royal Oak pub, ran under the stewardship of Monty Goding for more than 40 years, but no one came forward to volunteer when he stepped down last year and it was feared it would be the end of the road.

However, much to the delight of the pub and classic car enthusiasts from North Herts and South Cambs, it didn’t stop people meeting up this year.

Royal Oak’s Laura Kahlbaum said: “Even though it doesn’t have an organiser anymore we still have lots of people asking about it, and there were lots of cars turning up on Sunday.”

A 1950s MG Magnette. Picture: Clive Porter A 1950s MG Magnette. Picture: Clive Porter

Cars included an Austin 7, a 1932 Armstrong Sideley, an MG. Magnette, and Cambs-based Mick Sayers even took along a refurbished 1950s Hudson Autocycle.

“The meet ups are still carrying on through word-of-mouth at the moment, and will start up again in April.” Laura added.

For more on the pub go to www.royaloakbarrington.co.uk.

The Austin 7 model was produced from 1922 to 1939 in Britain. Picture: Clive Porter
 The Austin 7 model was produced from 1922 to 1939 in Britain. Picture: Clive Porter

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