ITV4's Junk and Disorderly film episode at the West Berkshire Classic Vehicle Club's annual show at Newbury Racecourse
Hundreds of motors rolled up to Newbury Racecourse as the West Berkshire Classic Vehicle Club’s (WBCVC) 29th annual vehicle show raised more than £13,500 for charity, writes Anna Couzens.
And this year the event included special guests from ITV4’s Junk and Disorderly.
After a few years disrupted by Covid the club was delighted to welcome record crowds of around 1,900 members of the public and almost 1,000 vehicles to the show on Sunday, August 7.
Richard Huntley, vice chairman of the WBCVC, said he was delighted with how the day went.
He added: “It was great for the show to come back after Covid. We did manage to have a show last year, which was significantly down on numbers, but this year was great just to see the show bounce back to full strength.
“We had as many visitors and as many exhibits as we’ve ever had since the show started, so it was really great to see that and to get feedback from people who had stalls and people who were visiting for the day.
“Everyone said how much they enjoyed it, how they enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, just really enjoyed the whole day.”
Among the many visitors were Henry Cole and Sam Lovegrove from the Junk and Disorderly TV crew, who came to entertain the audience, get involved and film an episode.
They told the club that they really enjoyed it and are hoping to come back next year.
The episode that was filmed can be seen on ITV4 on Wednesday (August 24) at 8pm.
The exhibits on show ranged from budget restoration projects, such as small bikes and mopeds, right up to a Jaguar XJ220 from a local collection.
Mr Huntley said: “It’s a great show because it has the absolute range you get.
“We had the absolute exotic at one end and then we had the real regular, affordable classics at the other end, so it was great to see everyone’s interests catered.”
The club also continued its annual tradition of raising money for leukaemia and blood cancer charities, raising £13,600 for Blood Cancer UK.
Mr Huntley described the club’s ongoing support of the cause as “a real commitment from the whole club and from the local community”.
He also added his thanks to Watership Brass.
"They’ve been supporting us every year and they came again this year, they put on a music interval, they did a couple of sessions playing brass band music which was great, everyone really enjoyed it,” he said. “They don’t charge us, they donate their time freely and we really appreciate that.”
The show will be back “even bigger” next year to celebrate its 30th anniversary.