12,000 people at a classic car day

Fabulous Fords and magnificent Minis joined thousands of vintage vehicles as petrolheads descended on the Maldon Motor Show. Entitled ‘Classics on the Promenade’, the event, now in its fifth year, saw close to 12,000 people swarm Maldon’s Promenade Park on Sunday.

Event organiser Colin Moles claimed the day as a triumph, with people from across the UK paying a trip to Maldon at the weekend.

“We had 3,500 cars on site, and about 1,600 of those were classic cars; it must have been the biggest event of its kind in the south of England.

“There were people coming from Birmingham down to Maldon, which shows just how popular classic car days have become.”

A rare 1959 Paramount meanwhile, took home the prize for the most unusual car of the day, while for the youngsters, a scalextric track was set up.

Trade stalls, food and drinks stands and a vintage clothes and lifestyle fair completed the day, which proved so popular that Colin suggested the number of cars might have to be limited for next year’s event.


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