Classics and music draw crowds at new event in Shefford

Revs and Rhythm at Shefford - draw winner Oliver Crampton with his  Mini.
Revs and Rhythm at Shefford - draw winner Oliver Crampton with his Mini.

A new classic car show with music has been hailed a success after more than 700 people visited the event in Shefford.

Revs and Rhythm was held during the afternoon and evening of Friday, July 31, at Robert Bloomfield Academy, and featured a mix of vintage and classic cars and live music from 4pm until dark.

Revs and Rhythm car show at Shefford

Revs and Rhythm car show at Shefford

Visitors could admire around 160 vehicles on display, including hot rods, American cars, custom and military vehicles, motorcycles, steam engines, OSCAR the Road Safety Car and Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Fire Bikes.

There was the opportunity to enjoy a picnic, or food and drink from stalls, and listen to the live music from SpaceGoat and Boo.

A prize draw of £50 for exhibiting vehicles was won by Oliver Crampton with his Mini.

The event was dreamed up by two classic car enthusiasts in Shefford, Mick Potter and Matt Hollingsworth, who decided to organise the event as something new for the town. The event was promoted with posters, via car clubs and social media.

Revs and Rhythm car show at Shefford

Revs and Rhythm car show at Shefford

Matt said: “As a new event there was no idea who was going to turn up.

“The weather always plays a part, but we were blessed with a nice evening and lots of people took the opportunity to come along and enjoy themselves. The response and feedback has been great, with a lot of people saying they are looking forward to next year, so a date for 2016 will be decided soon.”

The organisers thank David Parrish of J Parrish & Son for the use of their truck and trailer as the main stage, Robert Bloomfield Academy for the venue, The Robert Lucas Trust for their support, Character Press of Baldock for their artwork and to everyone who attended for making the event such a resounding success.

Visit www.facebook.com/RevsandrhythmsShefford to keep an eye out for next year’s event.

Revs and Rhythm car show at Shefford.

Revs and Rhythm car show at Shefford.

Revs and Rhythm car show at Shefford

Revs and Rhythm car show at Shefford

Revs and Rhythm car show at Shefford

Revs and Rhythm car show at Shefford