Port Sunlight Village Trust hosted a Classic Car Show and Foodie Feast yesterday as part of the ‘Heritage Open Days’ events throughout the country. Tame Valley Vintage and Classic Car Club (TVVCCC) had many members’ cars and motorcycles on display from a Mk1 Ford Escort 2000, to Knightrider’s car, ‘KITT.’
Despite the drizzle, hundreds of people including everyone from car enthusiasts to local families who attended the event.
Taking place on Museum Green, between the Lady Lever Art Gallery and the Port Sunlight Museum, it was a perfect setting for all of the vehicles on display.
birkenhead.news spoke to David Ogden of TVVCCC about the event. “We’re based in Audenshaw, Manchester. We originally started coming to Wirral around 2002 at Fort Perch Rock in New Brighton. Then we asked the Port Sunlight Village Trust if they could accommodate us. We enjoy coming here and they invite us back each year.”
“This particular show has been organised by one of our members who lives in Port Sunlight and she’s been instrumental in putting on the show.”
“We’ve got cars from the 1920s up to the modern-day. We recognise cars as classic that are ten years old or more. The reason why we do this is to appeal to younger people.”
Sarah Preston is the Business Development Officer at Port Sunlight Village Trust, and she told us, “This is part of the Heritage Open Days that happen nationally. The theme this year is ‘food’, so what we’ve done is mix the heritage, with the vehicles and the catering.
“My interest is in cars, full stop! Any age, any model, any vehicle. I’m fascinated by them – the different styles, the different customisations. Colour is a big thing for me because you might expect all vintage vehicles to be in drab colours.”, she said, alluding to Henry Ford’s mantra that ‘you can have any colour so long as it’s black.’ “Some of them are very bright, vivid colours.”, she said pointing out a sunshine-yellow car. “You notice those ones straight away!”
Sarah spoke of the people she had met who had vehicles on display, “The stories they bring; how long they’ve had their vehicles, where they got them. Have they done them up? Have they customised them? It’s that type of thing that fascinates me!”
Port Sunlight Village Trust hold many events throughout the year. The next event is a Heritage Walking Tour, taking place on Friday 17 and Saturday 18. You kind find more details of this and keep up to date with other events by visiting https://www.portsunlightvillage.com/
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