Motor show tops charity record

Good to hear that this year’s Bath Festival of Motoring raised a record amount of well over £20,000 for local charities, organisers the Rotary Club of Bath has announced.

The motor show, which features hundreds of classic cars and motorbikes alongside a range of the latest high-performance models, was held over Father’s Day weekend in June.  While heavy showers reduced numbers attending a little on the Saturday, sunshine on Sunday brought out the crowds, with an estimated 4,000-plus people enjoying themselves in the open air throughout the day.

“We have had fantastic feedback about the show from those who attended”, said Rotary organiser, Peter Edwards. “While the Festival is not just about raising money for charity, it is a great bonus that we will be able to pass on record amounts to this year’s two main local beneficiaries, Dorothy House and Nova Sports.

“We’d like to thank all those who brought their stunning classic vehicles and supercars along, and to all the public who donated by buying tickets.  Everyone had a lot of fun, and as a result we will be helping lots of others locally.”

As well as a continuous display of vehicles in the main show arena, there was live music, food stalls, children’s fairground rides and even the chance to ride in a select number of supercars, such as a Lamborghini, Maserati, Aston Martin and Porsche, in exchange for a donation.

The Club says it is hoping to be able to organise the Show again next year.  Details will be available on the Festival website: www.bathfestivalofmotoring.com