Enterprise Agency Erewash Partnership Will Hold Its Third Annual Heritage And Classic Vehicle Show On Sunday 16 August Bringing The Sights And Sounds From Yesteryear To Ilkeston's Historic Market Place
So far more than 150 vehicles have been registered from across the Midlands to enter the free show, which has been a popular draw for family members of all ages over the last two years.
But the Partnership is expecting the number of entrants to reach around 200 to make it bigger than its predecessors.
As with last year the oldest exhibit booked in so far is a 1924 Model T Ford. Others include a 1958 Alvis Saladin armoured car and a 1954 Shelvoke & Drewry lorry formerly used by Mansfield Corporation which will make its first public outing in six years.
Nottingham Area Bus Society will bring old Barton, Trent and Midland General buses that ran services from the Market Place in years gone by.
Colson Transport, of Heanor, will show off a lorry which competes in truck races.
Ilkeston car dealership Ron Brooks Toyota is again awarding the prize for car of the show.
New sponsors include Trentbarton (prize for best bus) Larklands Body and Paint (best paint), and Long Eaton educational equipment manufacturer TecQuipment giving a perpetual trophy they have designed and made for the best historic sports car.
Ilkeston MOT firm G & VA Pitts sponsor the prize for best commercial vehicle, and the Mayor's Award will be presented by the Deputy Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Abey Stevenson.
Other main sponsors and supporters include Erewash Borough Council and insurance firm Routen Chaplin.
While older folk may be wallowing in nostalgia there will be attractions for youngsters. Following their success last year characters from Star Wars in the form of the 501st Legion UK Garrison will be taking the area by storm, the Bat-Pod will be on display and even mystery man The UKG Stig will put in an appearance.
There will a craft fair, models and retro gifts. Ilkeston Brass will be performing, and local station Erewash Sound also entertaining. There will be refreshments in the form of barbecue, a hog roast, and a cakes from Staceys Bakery.
Partnership chief executive Ian Viles: “We have had great support for sponsors and others and intend to put on a super show with something for all the family to enjoy.”
The event takes place between 10am-4pm.
Roads around the Market Place will be closed to normal traffic as vehicles start to arrive. The closures will be in place from 5.30am to 6.30pm on Sunday 16 August.