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Catton Hall Classic Car Show 2013

By dan shaw  |  Posted: April 26, 2013

A Morris 1000 Traveller heads a line of cars at Catton Hall

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THE Catton Hall Classic Car and Transport show is set to return in May, following the huge disappointment when last year’s event was cancelled at the last minute due to continuous rainfall.

Organisers Transtar Promotions are hoping for better weather on Sunday, 5th May for this year’s show.

The Classic Car and Transport Show is now in its 15th year and takes place once again on the parkland in front of Catton Hall, near Alrewas.

The show is expected to attract around 3,000 visitors to view a vast array of over 700 vehicles dating back to the early 1920s, with many famous past marques such as Rover, Ford, Riley, MG, Austin, Singer, Triumph, Morris and Wolseley.

Also on display will be custom and kit cars, American cars, commercials and motorcycles, alongside the 28 car club stands, including the Jaguar Enthusiasts, MG Owners, Mercedes, Rover P5, Stag Owners and Capri Owners.

For agricultural enthusiasts the Tamworth Tired Iron Club will be displaying around 30 tractors and farming implements from the past.

The Fire Engine Preservation Society will also be giving displays throughout the day demonstrating the use of these machines from the past.

Other features of the show include trade and autojumble stands, children’s inflatables, quadbikes and on-site catering.

In the main arena will be the Piston Rings Youth Motorcycle Display Team, making a welcome return to Catton, showcasing their skills and precision riding, as well as the parades of vehicles.

Admission to the car show, which includes free on-site car parking, is £6 for adults/OAPs and £3 for children. The gates open at 10.30am.

Catton Hall and gardens will be open between noon and 3pm, with an additional admission to the car show.

The present hall was built in 1745 but there has been a manor house on the site since the 15th century. It was designed by James Gibbs and built by William Smith of Warwick.

Today, the house is largely unchanged and sits amid 250 acres of parkland.

Catton Hall is situated just off the A38 at Alrewas (DE12 8LN is the postcode for those using satnav).

For further information contact Transportstar Promotions on 01922 643385.

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