It was an honour to have so many incredible cars on display. A handful of cars were selected as being outstanding:
Furthest Travelled Car of the Festival Trophy was won by Peter Darby who travelled to the festival from Dumfries- 260 miles each way! He drove a Morgan Plus 2 litre. Since its purchase it has done many runs from Scotland down to the Midlands and has been proud to appear in all the Stratford Motoring Festivals since.
Car of the Festival Trophy. The Mayor Councillor Tessa Bates selected a blue and cream Bentley3 1/2 litre, manufactured in 1934. It is owned by Bob Shanks of Kenilworth.
Stratforward Trophy for Car of the Festival chosen by Festival Patron Quentin Willson 1913 Model T Ford Car 3, Ford owned by Jim & Tessa Wallace from Rugby. They had a very wet drive home in the rain in their stunning open topped car which has no mudguards!
Many of the cars displayed took part in two runs around local countryside. The Pub Cricket Tour Trophy was won by Dennis Wood of Stratford in his 1979 Triumph Spitfire.
Listers Car of the Festival Trophy – the grabber orange Ford Mustang built in 1970. Owned by Ian Draper of Coventry.
The Wellesbourne Lions provided marshals to help run the event and they organised a raffle. The winner was John Hoyland of Redditch. He won a day out in 1978 Corvette Pace Car that led the cavalcade. This was kindly donated by The Open Road.
Many congratulations to all winners. And many thanks to those who displayed their cars, to the judges, and all who supported this popular event.
The Mayor and Mr & Mrs Shanks
Tony Merrygold, Ruth Wood and Jim Wallace
Dennis Wood and Tony Merrygold
Ian Drapper and Listers representative