Unique car on show at Classic Motor Show

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MOTOR enthusiasts are gearing up for the 15th Classic Motor Show coming to Woburn Deer Park in May.

In this Jubilee year it is fitting that a car commissioned for the Queen’s commonwealth tour in 1953 will be on display at the Show.

Only two of the Armstrong Siddeley Whitley Landaulette cars were built – one for the Sultan of Zanzibar, and one for the Governor of Aden. The Aden car was shipped to the Arab state (then under British rule) in time for the Queen’s Commonwealth tour in 1953. The Zanzibar car no longer exists, making the Aden car unique and it will attend the show on the Monday.

Many classic car clubs will be exhibiting at this ever popular show and will be following the theme of ‘The Royal Family’ as they compete for a cash prize awarded for ‘Best Club Stand’.

The stately venue, home of the Duke & Duchess of Bedford, has something for all the family. Tickets include entrance to the classic motor show where hundreds of stunning cars will be on display, a wide range of autojumble stands, the Sculpure Garden, the extensive Antiques Centre, shopping village, and Abbey attractions. There will be amusements and entertainment for the children.

Sunday is Club day where clubs will be invited into the arena to meet the new commentator for 2012 Mr Steve Redway, while a Concours Judging competition takes place on the Monday with brand new awards for class winners.

Public entry to Woburn Abbey Deer Park on each day will be £8 for adults, £7 for seniors and £2 for children aged 3-15 years. Full details are on the Greenwood Exhibitions website: www. classicmotorevents.co.uk.