Awards and Entertainment at the Cheshire Motor Show & Music Festival
Rotary in Frodsham and Helsby organise and host the Annual Cheshire Motor Show at Frodsham Community Centre.
The show attracts around 250 vehicle exhibitors of all types – vintage and modern classic cars, American cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles and special interest vehicles, like JCB excavators. Generally 10-12 car clubs are present to show off their vehicles. These have included the North West American Auto Club, two MG Owners Clubs from Merseyside and South Cheshire, the North Wales Scooby Club sporting Subaru Imprezas, and the UKC PT Chrysler Cruisers Club. We have had vintage buses from the Wirral Transport Museum and a number of vintage tractors.
The show includes a BBQ featuring produce from local businesses like Cowards Butchers and a licensed bar in the Community Centre. There is a Fair in the main hall with stalls for vintage fashions, children’s clothes, arts and crafts, jewellery, candles, and home furnishings, etc. Musical entertainment is provided by the delightful retro songstress, Bexi Owen, Frodsham Sings and other local groups, with a wide range of styles. We have children rides and many stalls from local charities and tradesfolk. A favourite feature of the show is a gient Tombola with a huge range of donated prizes - this so popular and well known that is usually sold out by aroung 1.00pm.
If the weather is not at its best, exhibitors and members of the public can still enjoy themselves and take shelter in the main hall while examining the many bargains in the Fair, enjoying refreshments and the wide range of homemade cakes and scones provided by the Inner Wheel Club of Frodsham and Helsby, or sampling wares from the vintage ice cream seller.
The main organiser, Rotarian Peter Robinson says “The Cheshire Motor Show is the best and most successful motor show in the area with exhibitors coming from far and wide as well as locally. Its increasing popularity is well recognised by exhibitors and each year, we are able to put together a number of other additional attractions for the public”.
The judges have a very difficult job awarding the trophies and certificates in each of the categories - results below are from 2016
Classic vintage vehicle: Austin 7 Box Saloon - 1933 - Robert Jacks
Classic Modern Vehicle: Daimler Coupe XJ6 - 1976 - Steve Ross
Two Wheeler: Suzuki GT 380 - 1976 - Alan Walker
American Vehicle: Ford Mercury Cougar - 1967 - Des Lewis
Custom / Special Interest Vehicle: Bristol Single Deck Bus-1968 Wirral Transport Museum Tony Cooper
Best Dressed Certificate: Popscycle Ice Cream Man - Kevin Walker
Club Stand Certificate: UKC PT Cruisers Club with 12 Vehicles Registered
Our Rotary President would like to say thanks in advance for attending, particularly the exhibitors without whom there would be no show, the trade stands, Frodsham & Helsby Inner Wheel for the refreshments and cakes, and finally the paying members of the public for coming along, participating, and for their donations which will be used to contribute to local, national and international charities.
Our Charity Motor Show Event next year will be on Sunday 21st July 2019 at Frodsham Community Centre.