RAIN did nothing to stop the proud members of The Tame Valley Vintage and Classic Car Club from supporting Hyde’s Town Team biannual Classic Car event on Saturday.

After hours of continuous rain, the Vintage & Classic Car Show; held on the town’s Civic Square was awash with water, which quite understandably had a dramatic affect on the expected visitor numbers that the popular show, normally attracts.

However, the show still managed to stick to its tradition of bringing some of the very best Classic Vehicles into the heart of the town.

Roger Bamford, speaking on behalf of the Town Team said: “Even though it is raining, nearly everyone has managed to get here and our sincere thanks go out to all the owners and club members for their continued support. It is always a really good show –featuring some lovingly restored and cherished vehicles.”

“Nonetheless, with the weather putting the brakes on the number of expected vehicle entries, there was still plenty of ‘indoor’ shopping and market stall bargains to be had.”

The show was judged by jointly by Jonathan Reynolds MP and the Deputy Mayor Cllr Leigh Drennan who despite his 6’4” stature, managed to squeeze himself into a vintage Alvis in order to experience what driving a car of yesteryear would have been like!

Councillor Drennan; who represents the Ashton Hurst ward, said, “It’s brilliant to see the range of Vintage and Classic cars that are on display, considering the poor weather. In presenting these commemorative trophies to the proud owners, I must say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has organised and those people that regularly support these town events. They too deserve our recognition for their amazing voluntary work within Hyde.

Jonathan Reynolds added, “I too want to particularly congratulate the Hyde Town Team volunteers; they all show the huge difference voluntary work makes in Hyde! Our borough, neighbourhoods and local communities are truly enriched and strengthened by the amazing voluntary work undertaken by so many committed individuals and groups.”