Car show nets £20k for charity

Senlac Classic Car Show 2015 SUS-150623-103132001
Senlac Classic Car Show 2015 SUS-150623-103132001

Hundreds of people revved up to Bodiam last Sunday (June 21) to take in the sights and sounds of the 23rd Senlac Classic Car Show and Craft Fayre whilst raising over £20,000 for local charities.

The special Father’s Day event, presented by the Rotary Club of Senlac which serves Hastings, Bexhill and Rother, was held at Bodiam recreation ground.

Around 450 classic cars of all makes and marques, ranging from a 1915 Hudson Seat Phaeton to a 2004 MG ZR4 saloon, were polished and buffed to perfection, preening in all their finery alongside an array of military and commercial vehicles.

In addition to the vehicles on display over 30 craft and auto spares stalls were available for visitors to browse and buy from. Entertainment for all ages was provided by the talents of Lumpy and the Lumpettes, Lindy Hoppers, Victory Sisters and the Bodiam Concert Band provided music and dance.

Children were catered for with a range of fairground rides, including a bouncy castle, carousel, mini train and go-carts.

Food and drink were available and the perfect weather for the event saw the bar run dry and the barbeque run out but there was still homemade cakes and hot and cold drinks available.

Organiser of the event Rotarian Dave Miles, said it was a day with something for everyone. “The crockery smash was a huge hit,” he said. “ A World War ll Hurricane aircraft completed the line-up with a fly over in the afternoon.

“It was a fantastic day made possible by the many people who came and supported the event and all those who had helped with the organisation.”

Dave said the Rotarians were delighted to announce that, though final figures still have to be determined, the show raised around £20,000 which will be distributed between the Children’s Respite Trust, Rother and Bexhill Parkinsons Support Group, the Yellow Men of Kadongdong, and various local Rotary charities.

To find out more about Rotary contact the Senlac Rotary Membership officer, Robin Poll, on 01424 730106 or visit the website at:

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