A fine line up at the big house

John Rhodes, Bentley stands next to his 1911 Stanley Steam Car at the Classic Car Show at Brodsworth Hall.  Picture: Andrew Roe
John Rhodes, Bentley stands next to his 1911 Stanley Steam Car at the Classic Car Show at Brodsworth Hall. Picture: Andrew Roe
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In its heyday the largest gathering of cars travelling up the drive of Brodsworth Hall would have been for a party at the grand historic house.

But on Sunday up to 200 pristine vintage vehicles made the journey to Brodsworth for a very different reason - to put on a spectacular show for appreciative crowds of visitors.

The definition of a classic car is anything over 25 years old - so there were plenty of opportunities for a trip down memory lane while casting an eye over the old family cars on show, as well as appreciating the style and glamour of the vintage vehicles.

The line-up included Triumph Spitfires, MGBs, Morris Minors and some American beats like the Mustang along with 80s status symbols such as the Porche and a 1981 Mercedes. A 1960s camper van - the current favourite with the surfing crowd - also attracted a lot of attention.

Unusual vehicles present on the lawn included a 1911 Stanley Steam Car which uses an external combustion engine to generate steam to power the vehicle.

According to visitor operations site supervisor Maddie Hawkins, the event wasn’t just for petrol heads, but for anyone who enjoys motoring or nostalgia.

Brodsworth, one of English Heritage’s most popular properties, attracted a bumper crowd for the event, which was blessed with picnic weather which showed off the beautifully restored gardens to great effect.