Hatfield Broad Oak holds first Festival of Motoring

The Ford Mustang Convertible 1968 Which Was Awarded Best In Show (Owned by John Carver)

Numerous vintage, classic, sports and custom cars were on display this weekend at Hatfield Broad Oak’s first annual Festival of Motoring.

The event was a brand-new addition to Hatfield Broad Oak’s Village Fair. The car show wasn’t the only thing going on at the medieval 12th century church as there were several stalls and activities in the churchyard to entertain families.

Tony Scrivener, the events organiser, said it was a “reasonable turn out” for their 1st ever car show. “I would like to thank everyone who took time out to support us today,” he added. “The standard of cars and bikes at the show was very high and I hope that this event can grow over the next few years and we can have even more people coming along”.

Once it was clear that no more cars or bikes would be arriving the winner for the Best in Show prize was awarded to a 1968 Ford Mustang Convertible (pictured above).

The car’s owner, John Carver was delighted that his car claimed the prize, saying “I’ve had this car for 22 years now and I’ve taken it to all sorts of shows in different countries but it’s hasn’t won best in show for years

Club Triumph, a group of Triumph car enthusiasts who go to several festivals and shows across the country were also in attendance. Member of the club, Michael Page said the club had been running since the 1970s and added: “The club has about eight or nine thousand members but this is just a local group with about 80 members.”

Below is a video showcasing the festival and some of the 98 cars that were in show.

The first two cars seen are 1966 Mini Cooper Convertibles, as seen in the 1969 film, The Italian Job.

The next shot shows cars from Club Triumph. The respective cars are (Left to Right) two Triumph TR6s, a Triumph Stag and a 1957 Triumph TR3 (Michael Page’s car)

The two police cars are from the 80’s and would have belonged to the Los Angeles and New York Police Departments respectively.

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