Power, Paint and Pin-Ups

Sunday 7 September saw the Blackpool Classic and Custom Car and Bike Show hit Blackpool Cricket Club for the first time, and what a time. You couldn’t have asked for better weather for people to show off their pride and joy in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

This was a great event organised by Russell Larcombe of UK Wheels Events, aided by family and friends, which saw many locally owned cars and bikes take to the stage to show what they’ve got. For me, one of the main highlights was the fact that these cars and bikes had been driven/ridden there.  These vehicles are used almost daily and the joy the owners get from them is clear to see. These cars were built to be driven and when you see the rubber splattered rear wings on the Charger you can’t help but smile. Pure American tire shredding muscle! The variety of vehicles was a pleasure to see. From Morris Minors, Hillman Imps and Lambrettas through to Porsches, Nissans and Harley Davidsons, there was something for everyone and I hope that the event goes from strength to strength.

There was live music from Malady and Medicine and pin-ups drafted in to add to the authentic feel of the classic vehicles. Being a closet petrolhead, I could ramble on for hours about hot rod culture; the way you can trace the origins of cars back via the shapes of the bodywork. But I won’t. Instead I will let the photographs do the talking. Enjoy.


Photographs courtesy of The Extra Third Photography

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