This was the third annual Classic Cars at Clitheroe Castle event, which was established to promote the work of the North West Sound Archives, which is located at the castle museum. Clitheroe Castle rises up from the heart of the town centre of this delightful Ribble Valley town and stands proud offering spectacular views over Pendle Hill and the surrounding countryside.
The car show is held in the castle keep, in what has to be one of the most wonderful locations to hold such an event. 2014 saw a collection of 45 of some of the best classic cars the area has to offer ranging from a locally built Bond three wheeler to a superb Rolls Royce. The date being now moved to the August Bank Holiday weekend may have helped increase footfall, with a constant stream of visitors all day.
All the cars are on hard standing which does somewhat restrict the size of the show but it’s a case of quality not quantity, and the vehicles are laid out in such a way that they are accessible for the pubic to wander around.
In one of the exhibition spaces was a film showing about the history of Bond cars, which were produced in a Preston factory. While in the Pendle Hill room there was a display of little known North West car companies including the Little Midland Company, which produced cyclecars in Clitheroe.
This is a wonderful little show set in stunning surroundings and well worth a visit. If you want to show your car at the next event, make sure you contact the North West Sound Archives as space is strictly limited.