Barbara’s vintage vehicle races to first place

Classic car enthusiast Barbara Hill, of Armthorpe, won 'Best in Show' with her Ford Consul Classic, at a recent Rotherham event. Picture: Liz Mockler D9934LM
Classic car enthusiast Barbara Hill, of Armthorpe, won 'Best in Show' with her Ford Consul Classic, at a recent Rotherham event. Picture: Liz Mockler D9934LM

A CLASSIC car enthusiastic is celebrating after racing to claim first spot in a popular show.

For Barbara Hill is now adding a ‘Best in Show’ trophy to her polishing chores to go with her Ford Consul classic which wowed the judges.

The vintage vehicle owner from Armthorpe was also offered £9,000 to take the car off her hands - nearly 13 times the price she paid over 20 years ago.

However the 73-year-old is in no rush to sell the car that cost her just £700.

Speaking after her win at the show in Rotherham, Barbara, of Hatfield Lane, said: “It’s one of the biggest shows which I’ve never won before so I’m really happy.

“When I saw the car in Barnby Dun, I kept asking the owner to buy it over and over again so when he finally sold it to me I was delighted.

“I’ve entered several shows and have won in places like Cheltenham and Grantham but never Rotherham. I wouldn’t want to sell it because I take it everywhere with me.”