Motor down to Oldham for day of classic cars and vintage bargains

OLDHAM TOWN Centre is gearing up for a road-trip down memory lane with the Annual Classic Car Show and second Vintage Market.

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Vintage cars at last year’s event

The free events on Suday, July 10 will give petrol heads the chance to get up close with pre-war tourers, 1960s sports cars and American and European classics in the town centre.

It’s also a haven for shoppers and past-time enthusiasts as there’s a 60s themed vintage market with live music and entertainment.

As part of the car show, organised by Tame Valley Vintage and Classic Car Club, there will be around 50 cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles on display on the High Street.

The vintage market, organised by Scoots, Suits and Boots owner Mick Harwood, will see vintage, craft and food stalls lined up along Yorkshire Street from 10.30am until 3.30pm.

Last year saw stall holders – and scooters – take over the street selling quirky items such as vintage inspired cupcakes, furniture, collectables, vintage clothing, prints, jewellery and more.

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Car rally at last year’s event

The Sunday Car Boot sale will also be taking place as usual on Tommyfield Outdoor Market from 6.15am until noon.

Got your £1 for the trolley? The world’s first – and only – Shopping Trolley Dance Display Team, Granny Turismo, will be entertaining crowds on the day.

Labelled as one of the most talked about acts around, these ladies are part walkabout, part circus show and they’ll be stepping it up a gear to perform for you.

Stonerig Raceway from Lees will also be in the town centre so you can recapture your childhood and get ready to race your friends or family on a huge Scalextric track.

Councillor Jean Stretton, Leader of Oldham Council, said: “The annual classic car show is a great opportunity for motoring enthusiasts and families to see cars from years gone by.

“Now we’ve added the vintage market, it’s also your chance to pick up something a little quirky that you might not see every day in the shops.

“All the other town centre shops and attractions will also be open and with up to three hours of free parking in our car parks this promises to be a good day out.”

Vehicles will be judged during the show under 10 different categories – with one owner being presented with the ‘Car of the Show’ title.

Anyone wishing to display their car will need to join Tame Valley Vintage and Classic Car Club. For details, email towncentreteam@oldham.gov.uk or call 0161 770 4516.

More information can be found online at www.visitoldham.com 

 

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