Surely the best way to kick the forthcoming summer holidays into glorious gear is roaring along to one of the most beautifully staged shows in the classic car calendar, at Carnforth’s Leighton Hall, home to the legendary Gillow furniture making family.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Lake District fells, on Sunday 3rd July over 500 classic cars, motorcycles, vans, 4x4s and military vehicles will be roaring through the glorious park for the 23rd Leighton Hall Classic & Performance Motor Show.

With decades of experience under their cam-belt, hosts Great British Motor Shows are bringing delighted audiences nose-to-bonnet with a multitude of magnificent motors, including classic car displays from Lancashire Morris Minor Club, Wolseley Register, Lakeland Historic Car Club, Jaguar Enthusiasts, and many more.

After chatting and selfies with fellow owners, enthusiasts and experts, sit back, relax and enjoy arena parades, displays and expert commentary, with the famous auto jumble and masses of tempting trade stands to tempt the tinkerer in the team!

Enjoy a fun packed day out for the whole family, with Leighton’s glorious gardens, children’s playground, tree face trail and caterpillar maze included in show admission. Fascinating tours of the historic hall run from 1pm for a small additional fee, and there’s acres of parkland for well-behaved family Rovers to explore on-lead.

Brand new for 2022 is a prize treasure hunt, free for all attending kids, to spot vehicle badges, logos and quirky details across the show. Perfect for a vintage pit stop and refuel, the charming tearoom is this year being complimented by artisan street food specialist Feast Street, including woodfired pizza, handmade waffles, burgers and full-throttle coffee.

Organiser Steve Bishop says: “After two years away we’ve taken it up a gear with some really special exhibits from across the industry, including performance cars and supercars for the very first time. I’m excited about Obsessed Car Club; the way they ‘pimp’ and modify their cars has to be seen to be believed!”

Sponsored by Autoserve, the show runs 10am-4pm, and is just 10 minutes’ well-signposted drive from junction 35 of the M6. At just £8.50 per adult and £3 for children, there’s plenty to whet everyone’s appetite!




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