Hinckley BID's 11th annual motorshow breaks record

Published Monday, 26 September 2022

Hinckley BID’s 11th annual motorshow broke all records, with more than 900 exhibiting vehicles.

The event took place on Sunday 25 September and saw more than 12,000 people attend the show, many of them families. A jazz band played to the crowds in Market Place and there were also various points of entertainment for the children.

As well as viewing the vehicles on display, visitors could also enjoy people standing alongside their vehicles in full costume - there were hippies, army uniforms from throughout the ages, top hats and tails and much more. 

Motor lovers also had the chance to view a genuine and rare DeLorean among the huge variety of English and continental marques, with some vehicles worth more than £300,000 after being carefully-restored by their proud owners.

Steve Wegerif, director of Hinckley BID, expressed his sincere thanks to his colleagues and other volunteers who had worked so hard to make this event such a success. In particular, he singled out Stuart Elliott and his team of judges who had the unenviable task of deciding who the 11 trophies should be awarded to, and also to Gary Bird, Jim Darlaston and the Hinckley & Bosworth Council events team for taking control of parking up so many vehicles.  

Steve said: “I have been proud to be part of the organisation of this event for all 11 years. The BID’s job is to bring footfall into Hinckley town centre to showcase all our excellent shops, services and places to eat and drink. As my age is now like some of the more ancient vehicles being exhibited, our Events Manager Toni Scott has taken the reins and done a cracking job as witnessed by everyone yesterday as did our Assistant BID Manager Martina Smullen, without whom we would both be lost. And finally, to our Chairman Ian Daniels, who himself exhibits his own delightful classic Triumph Stag and who creates such an area of calm, we are more than lucky to have you to lead us”. 

Winners of the trophies were:

  • Ian Croxall trophy: most elegant classic sports car, Ivor Poxon Jaguar E-type 
  • Oliver Winterbottom trophy: best turned out Lotus/TVR, Bill French Red Excel SE 
  • Best turned out driver/crew: Ken Warburton, Ford Crown Victoria 
  • Best club car, donated by MX5: Club Neale Bassford Mini 
  • Best motorbike in show: Neal Oliver Norton 16H
  • Special vehicle award, third place: Rob Goodman, 1936 Ford Model B 1
  • Special vehicle award, second place: Shaun Roberts, VW Split Screen Van
  • Special vehicle award, winner: Ryan Dearing, Commercial Bedford Van
  • Best car in show, third place: Gerry Addison, Triumph TR4 Sports
  • Best car in show, second place: Nigel Hancock, Austin 7 GE Cup
  • Best car in show, winner: David Morris, Jaguar E-Type