Cricket Club prepares for its fifth classic car and motorcycle show

Cricket Club prepares for its fifth classic car and motorcycle show

by Henry James (May 2022)

FOLLOWING the success of their last classic car and motorcycle show in 2019 which attracted over 200 classic cars, Mawdesley Cricket Club will hold their fifth annual show this year.

The event will take place at its playing grounds (School Lane in Mawdesley, postcode L40 3TG), on the bank holiday Friday June 3.

Classic cars of all ages are invited to participate, from veterans and vintage to modern marvels, replicas, supercars and kit cars. A spokesperson for the event said: ‘So if you have something interesting to show, why not come along for what will be a great day for all car enthusiasts?’

The event will start in the morning with a short convoy run through the local countryside around Mawdesley and surrounding villages. All cars/motorbikes entering the race in advance will receive a rally plate to attach to their vehicles. Participants taking part in the race will be asked to register with ground officials on School Lane anytime from 9am to 10am and receive their course map. The vehicles will then leave in groups of 10 from 10am.

Classic car exhibitors will be able to bring in their vehicles from 9am and the show itself will start at 11.30am with cars invited to arrive no later than 11am if they wish to compete. This year there will be five classes – Pre 1950, 50’s & 60’s, 70’s & 80’s, 1990’s plus and Motorcycles.

Owners will be able to register upon arrival for the category in which they wish to register their vehicle.

Judging will take place from 12:30 p.m. and the winners of the various classes will be announced from 3 p.m., with the class winners invited to park in front of the show marquee for the participating public to vote to determine which car is the public’s choice. ‘Best in Show’ to win the Lancaster Insurance Trophy. The judges will also have a say in determining who wins the Ashley Proctor Memorial Cup. The show will end around 4 p.m.
Plenty of refreshments will be available during the day at the Tea20 Pavilion Cafe selling cakes, cookies, sweets etc, as well as tea and coffee, and a beer and wine bar under the marquee run by the Red Lion for the thirstiest. There will also be a barbecue and a Mexican food stand to prepare lunch.

The Car Show is free for exhibitors, but space is limited and seats can only be guaranteed to the first 120 cars that arrive on the day. A fee of £15 will be charged to those wishing to take part in the morning race to cover the cost of providing rally plates.

Visitors to the event will be charged £5 each, concessions £3 and there is no charge for under 16s when accompanied by an adult. Everyone arriving in a classic car, including passengers, will enjoy free entry.

Visitor parking is available at St Peters Church car parks as well as two large lots at the bottom of Jay Bank and Dawb Lane. These will be well marked.

The Merseyside Transport Trust will provide a vintage bus to transport visitors from the outdoor car parks to and from the cricket ground for most of the day.