Vintage Motor Show returns to Bakewell

A VINTAGE motor show will be returning to a Bakewell care home for its second year. Classics from the 1930s to 1950s will be on display at:

Burton Closes Hall Care Home, on Haddon Road, from 1:30pm on Tuesday, 23rd April.


The event also marks National Care Home Open Day and National Drive It Day, with an open invitation for anyone to visit the home.

Last year, the show included a 1933 Austin Light 12-4 Harley, owned by Adrian Bacon, who runs The Old Motor Club. Members also brought along an Austin 7, Ford Consul, Ford Prefect, Wolseley, Austin 10 and more. This year, a minimum of 16 British classics will be on display.


The care home’s maintenance man Keith Thomas, also a member of the club, will be displaying his awarding winning 1953 Morris Z Van.He was awarded the Chairman’s Trophy for Best in Class at last year’s Cromford Steam Rally, at High Acres Farm, Brackenfield. Keith, along with many of the other members of The Old Motor Club, lovingly restored their vehicles from wrecks.He said: “I was surprised to win Best in Class but immensely proud when I received the award.”


Sam Stone, home manager at Burton Closes Hall Care Home, said: “Last year’s Vintage Motor Show was such a success we decided to run it again to mark National Care Home Open Day and National Drive It Day. “We will have tea and coffee available inside the home for anyone who wants to visit, with the show being free to attend.

“Based in one of Bakewell’s oldest buildings, Burton Closes Hall is the perfect backdrop for such an amazing display of vintage cars, so we hope to see as many visitors as possible.”


Burton Closes Hall Care Home is part of the Hill Care Group. For further information visit www.hillcare.net