Everyone pulls together for classic car day to make it the biggest yet
THIS year’s Classic Car Day at the Deer’s Hut in Liphook was the “biggest one yet,” say organisers.
This year was the 32nd running of the event, which raised money for various good causes in Liphook.
Deer’s Hut managing director Deborah Steel said: “It was the biggest one yet – we couldn’t believe how busy it was.
“We get lots of people from the local area and people from further afield coming to the event.
“The quality of the cars on display was very good, and we’re getting more motorbikes every year.”
As well as the cars on display there was plenty happening to keep visitors entertained, with refreshments, live music and a fairground ride from Hollycombe Steam in the Country.
Deborah said: “We had live music from two bands, with The Simply Jazz Quintet and Let The Good Times Roll, as well as burgers cooked by the Scouts and a real ale pavilion.
“There was also plenty to do for the children, with vintage fairground rides from Hollycombe.
“Liphook Fire Service were also in attendance, and they were great.”
The Classic Car Day also raises money for community groups, and Deborah was pleased with the amount which was raised.
She said: “The day raised just over £10,000, which will go to various local charities such as the Scouts, the Guides, Liphook Peak Centre, the fire service, Liphook Heritage Centre and the carnival committee.
“It’s great that the community can come together and raise this money for the district. This event is all about giving something back locally for us.”
With the Classic Car Day continuing to grow, Deborah paid tribute to everybody who helped at the event: “I’m so proud of all of my staff, and I’d like to thank all the volunteers and all the regulars who supported the event – it was well organised.
“Everything was back to normal the next day, with no litter left lying around.”
Plans are already in place for next year’s event.
Deborah added: “The Classic Car Day will be on Father’s Day next year. It’s one of the biggest events in the area and, hopefully, we’ll have even more motorbikes taking part next year.”