Cars and Crowds Convene at Bradford Classic Motor Show


Bradford Classic 2018 Brings in the Crowds

by Rich Barnett

This year’s Bradford Classic saw more cars on display than in previous years, and more spectators too. Bathed in Autumn sunshine the 2018 event saw car lovers enjoying a display of classics from down the decades.

Sponsorship came from local business AutoElectro and classic Mini specialist AceSpeed: 132 cars were entered, ranging from a 1904 De Dion Bouton to a 2004 Subaru Impreza.

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Organiser Mike Cowlam (centre left), with the judges of the Bradford Classic, 2018

Alec Edwards won Best in Show with his Ford Zephyr Mk2, Geoff Stanley collected the Runner-Up prize with his Fiat 500 while AceSpeed’s Andy Harrison took the Highly Commended award with his 1968 Morris 1800, which took part in that year’s London to Sydney Marathon. The Spirit of the Event award was given to Classic organiser Mike Cowlam in recognition for his efforts.

“Vast array of cars”

AutoElectro’s Tony Bhogal said: “We were honoured to have been asked by the event organiser Mike Cowlam to get involved with the Show again as we have done in the past. It is a great way to give back something to our home town and be involved in something that is a personal passion of mine anyway in addition to it being a part of the industry that we have been involved in for over 30 years now.

“The turnout was amazing in terms of visitors and exhibitors with a vast array of cars making judging very difficult but the winners deserved their accolades in their categories. The glorious weather made it an even more enjoyable occasion. We are looking forward to continuing our involvement in the annual event which is becoming an important part of the Bradford calendar and I am sure it will become an important part of the Classic Car calendar too.”

View a gallery of images from the Bradford Classic 2018 below:


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