Market Harborough Classic Car Show

On Sunday 10th July, sunlight bounced off chromium plating, polished aluminium, sparkling glass and gleaming paintwork when the centre of Market Harborough was closed down to enable Classic cars, vans, lorries, fire engines, motorcycles, scooters and camper vans to be displayed.

They ranged in size from an ex-US Army M35 2½-ton cargo truck to a 50cc motorcycle and each classic vehicle was a little slice of history that told the story of its manufacturer and the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history, as well as the story of how an individual vehicle survived the years, including the many hands it may have passed through.

In preserving vintage cars enthusiasts are keeping the past alive and it is a great delight to see a vehicle that has a particular personal significance. Memories of our past can be evoked by the sound of the exhaust, the look along the bonnet, the smell of leather upholstery. It could be a car that a parent or relative drove during our childhood, our own first car or one associated with a particularly romantic or exciting chapter of their life.

BSA 3-Wheeler
Jaguar E Type
Morris Minor

Photographs Ian Webb and Michael Milsom