PHOTOS: Cannon Hall classic car show 2013

Cannon Hall Car Show
Cannon Hall Car Show

Hundreds of motorists from across the country drove their pride and joy to South Yorkshire for an annual classic car and motorcycle rally.

With their gleaming paintwork, shining wheels and polished chrome, the cars and bikes glistened in the sunshine as they were displayed in the grounds of Cannon Hall Country Park, Cawthorne, Barnsley, for other motoring enthusiasts to admire.

Held for the 15th year running the rally, organised by Barnsley Rotary Club, featured over 550 vehicles.

There were 65 Rolls Royces and Bentleys, some dating from the 1920s, a Triumph TRS sports car, and a number of Alvis classic cars dating from the 1930s.

1970s vehicles including Minis and Austins, which are rapidly disappearing, were also brought by their owners to the event.

Proceeds raised on the day are to be donated to local charities.

James Bradbury, who has been involved in organising the event for the past 15 years, said: “This one was our biggest and best yet in terms of the number of entrants.

“People certainly come from all over the country, and last year we had some who travelled from the Netherlands to take part. It is growing in popularity year after year – and is held in high esteem by the owners of classic cars and motorcycles.”

George Wild, who was also involved in organising the event, said: “The weather was kind to us, thankfully. In addition to the cars and motorcyles there were 17 trade stalls, and the Barnsley Jazz Youth Orchestra entertained the crowds too.”