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 and is a great day out for all the family young and old!
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 Impresas, 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 charity BBQ using only the freshest produce from local businesses like Coward's Butchers, who supply the sausages and burgers. There is a licensed bar in the Community Centre. Live entertainment will be provided during the day on our outdoor stage; acts will be announced shortly. We have children's rides and many stalls from local charities and trades folk. A favourite feature of the show is a giant Tombola with a huge range of donated prizes - this is so popular and well known that it is usually sold out by around 1.00 p.m.
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, 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 event manager, Rotarian Tim Henshall 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. After the COVID 19 lockdown, the motor show will be one of the first family friendly events in the area to go ahead and our first opportunity to raise much needed money for the charities; many of which are struggling to survive after the pandemic"
The judges have a very difficult job awarding the trophies and certificates in each of the categories listed below:
Best 1945 - 60
Best 1945 - 60 Runner-Up
Best 1961 - 90
Best 1991 - Present
Best 2 Wheeler
Best 2 Wheeler Runner-Up
Best Commercial in Show
Best Custom in Show
Best Special Interest
Best American in Show
Best Non-British Manufacturer
Best Club Stand
Best in Show
Best in Show Runner-Up
Our Rotary President, Colin Abbott, would like to say thank you 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 17th July 2022 (to be confirmed) at Frodsham Community Centre.