Bridgend town centre revs up for a Classic Car Show
14 July 2016
Dozens of vintage vehicles will be on display when a ‘Classic Car Show’ comes to Bridgend town centre on Sunday 24 July from 10am to 4pm.
Organised by Bridgend County Borough Council in partnership with the Glamorgan Classic Car Club, the show will celebrate the golden age of motoring.
Classic vehicles parked in the town centre’s streets will include a good mix of cars from the 50s, 60s and 70s such as MGs, Fords, Rovers and Jaguars, as well as Harley Davidson and Honda Goldwing motorbikes and two LGV tractors, while families will also be able to enjoy a close look at a modern fire engine and police cars.
Prizes, sponsored by the Bridgend Indoor Market, will be given to the best car in show and the best motorbike in show.
There will also be a series of funfair rides set up in Wyndham Street too.
Councillor Charles Smith, Bridgend County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “There will be well over 60 cars on display at this event, which will bring plenty of colour and fun to the town centre.”
Councillor Smith also confirmed that building work for the new Rhiw development in Bridgend town centre is progressing well, adding: “The multi-storey car park element of the work is on track to be completed later this year, while it is expected that the apartments and commercial unit will be finished in spring 2017.”
Funded by Coastal Housing Group, Bridgend County Borough Council and the Welsh Government under its Vibrant and Viable Places programme, the Rhiw development is one of the most significant projects ever worked on in the town.
Councillor Smith added: “This project will make a major contribution to Bridgend. Not only is the old crumbling car park being replaced by a modern facility fit for modern shoppers’ needs, but we’re also creating a community of people living in the heart of the town centre, which will in turn help to boost trade and support the local economy.”