It’s a classic for scanner – Swainby classic car show

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Swainby group shot August 14Swainby Classic Car Show is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year. The popular show which has raised over £35,000 for local good causes is on Sunday 24 August starting at 10.30am. Entry prices are £5 for adults, children under 16 free (must be accompanied by an adult).

Held five miles from Stokesley on the A172, (DL6 3ED), the show aims to raise funds for charity and this year will be supporting the Friarage MRI scanner appeal and Herriot Hospice Homecare.

A scanner for the Friarage will be a valuable resource for medical teams and a welcome addition to the diagnostic services currently available at the Northallerton hospital. The response from local people, business and staff has been fantastic and the ambitious appeal is fast approaching its first £1million and well on its way to reaching the £2million target.

The Swainby Classic Car Show has grown year-on-year and visitors can see hundreds of classic cars.  Between 300 to 400 are expected from beautiful classic Rolls Royce and Bentleys to the more humble Austin 7, as well as classic motorbikes and tractors.

There will also be refreshments, trade stands, and the Gaslight Jazz Trio will be provided music and entertainment.

Swainby Mayor John Forrest & Geoff Newton August 14Geoff Newton, one of the show’s lead organisers, pictured with Councillor John Forrest, Northallerton mayor – who is supporting the Friarage MRI scanner appeal throughout the next 12 months –  said:  “We hope everyone will come along and support our event.  We are aiming to give classic vehicle owners and members of the public alike an enjoyable day out and help two local good causes at the same time.”

For more information look at their website http://www.swainbyclassiccars.org.uk/.