Success for first ever Castleton Car and Bike Show

Date published: 17 July 2019

The inaugural Castleton Car and Bike Show was a resounding success on Sunday (14 July), with around 1,000 people descending on Mayfield Sports Centre.

The weather was kind and it made for a great day out, with classic MGs, Rolls Royces, Porsches, Minis, Escorts and Cortinas plus bikes and scooters from Harleys to Yamaha FS1E.

From babies to pensioners, there was something for everyone, with bouncy castles, an F1 simulator, fancy goods and cake stalls, but the real stars of the show were the cars and bikes with over 250 on display.


A classic cream MG at the Castleton Car and Bike Show


Castleton Car and Bike Show


One of the highlights for many people was the cavalcade of American cars arriving in convoy through Castleton village, certainly a never-before-seen moment.

There were quite a few clubs in attendance, who fetched over 10 cars per club as well as individuals who turned up on the day with their pride and joys.

Leewood Motor Club had four race cars in the show along with a 2019 Ford Mustang, kindly loaned by OMC Ford, a beautiful metallic grey v8 version of 2003 vintage and a superb example of early 1990s Vauxhall Nova.

Steve Hayward from Leewood said: “All the cars attracted lots of attention. It was a great show congratulations to the organisers Mark Foster, Pete Duffy and Kristy Wolfenden, we are already looking forward to next year.”


Best in show was won by this black 1958 Edsel Ranger
Best in show was won by this black 1958 Edsel Ranger


Best in show was won by a black 1958 Edsel Ranger, a tough decision with so much quality on show.

Organiser Mark Foster said: "It was a pristine example of what a classic car should be. It had everything and was an absolute credit to its owner."


A bike at the Castleton Car and Bike Show


Castleton Car and Bike Show


Local resident and Mayor of Rochdale Billy Sheerin was in attendance and commented on the measures taken to alleviate any issues that could have arisen.

He spent a good hour going around the showground and thought it was a well-organised event for a good cause.


Mayor Billy Sheerin at the Castleton Car and Bike Show


A gold classic MG at the Castleton Car and Bike Show


Three of the organisers, Pete Duffy, Kristy Wolfenden and Mark Foster, already have plans in place to include much more in next year’s show, with a couple of surprises up their sleeves.

Next year’s event will take place at the Mayfield Sports Centre on Sunday 19 July 2020.

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