Vintage day at The Stade

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Thousands of visitors flocked to The Stade to the annual classic car show over the weekend.

The event, which marked the start of Hastings Week, saw more than 100 vintage vehicles on display.

Hastings Week vintage car show at The Stade. SUS-141110-175937001

Hastings Week vintage car show at The Stade. SUS-141110-175937001

Organised by the Hastings Week committee, and Hastings Borough Council, it has become one of the most popular events of the week.

Councillor Peter Chowney, the council’s deputy leader and lead member for marketing, as well as being a classic car enthusiast himself, said: “The classic car show on the Stade open space has become a firm favourite at the start of Hastings Week, with vehicles ranging from the locally owned 1915 Hudson through the whole history of British car manufacture.

“One stalwart makes the journey every year from Plymouth to display his Cortina, and we also had cars from as far away as Birmingham, Luton and Bedford this year.

“There were some fantastic vehicles from overseas as well, including some classic American ‘chevys’, and a Lamborghini, and a superb Citroën, complete with kepi.

“I was very pleased indeed to bring the Mayor to the event in my own 1958 MG!

“The Stade Open Space makes a fantastic setting for the show, and I know it brings a lot of visitors, and residents, into the Old Town.

“It is a classic event, in every sense of the word, and we are very grateful to the volunteers on the Hastings Week committee, and colleagues at Hastings Borough Council, who work so hard to help organise this, and the many other events in Hastings Week. Hastings really is famously eventful.”