Rotary
Club of Royston
President: Peter Mitton
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Historic Vehicle Show 2022 (at Kite Festival)

Each

year

that

we

have

held

the

Historic

Vehicle

show

at

the

Kite

Festival

the

number

of

vehicles

has

been

gently

growing.

This

year

continued

the

trend

with

a

record

80

vehicles.

This,

however,

contrasts

with

the

May

Day

show

when

we

had

around

125

(plus

40

motor

bikes).

The

problem

is

that

there

are

very

many

shows

and

people

tend

to

get

attached

to

a

particular

show

on

a

particular

day.

The

Historc

Vehicle

Show

at

the

Kite

Festival

being

relatively

new,

therefore

suffers,

as

many

on

the

distribution

list

are

already

used

to

going

elsewhere

on

the

first

Sunday

in

August.

Hopefully

though

we

will

be

able

to

persuade

a

few

more

to

change

allegiance

in the future.

80

is

entirely

sufficient,

however,

for

a

super

show

and

all

the

exhibitors

that

were

talked

to

agreed

that

they

very

much

enjoyed

taking

part.

Rotary

President

Peter,

judging

best

vehicle

in

show,

quickly

came

to

a

short-list

of

two

and

then

plumped

for

a

replica

of

a

1937

Jaguar

SS100

owned,

and

built

from

a

kit

over

a

3

year

period,

by

Paul

Wright.

A

very

lovely

looking

car

and

part

of

the

reason

our shows are a bit different from others, where a replica winning would produce many an adverse comment.

We

had

a

nice

variety

of

cars

including

American

muscle

cars,

a

Ferrari,

a

flock

(?)

of

Ford

Capris,

a

Field

(?)

of

Land

Rovers,

a

migration

(?)

of

MGs

and

as

ever,

the

omnipresent

Albert

Sharpe

with

his

child-attracting

tractor.

The

previous

sentence

leads

me

on

to

a

little

task

for

readers,

suggest

collective

nouns

for

a

group

of

cars,

such

as

the

Capris

and

Land

Rovers.

I’m

sure

that

if

we

get

enough

entries the President could be called upon to announce a winner.

To see all the photos of the event click here. Words and pictures by Ray Munden

President

Peter

awards

best

in

show

to

Paul

Wright,

then

joined

by

councillor

Sam

Smith

Chair

of

North

Herts

District

Council,

and

Rotary

District

Governor

Andy

Calvert