Back in the beginning of the year when we sat around planning our show season I’m happy to admit that the Yorkshire Post Fathers Day Motor Show (to give it its full and rather wordy title) wasn’t really on our radar. That was our mistake but here at LobsterDiecast we’re always happy to revise our plans when something that looks this good comes along.
As you might guess from the name, the show is run by the Yorkshire Post newspaper and rather than being a classic car show it is rather more than just that. There are plenty of classic cars with a good number of owners clubs representing their many and varied marques but alongside that you can browse most of the latest models as a wide range of manufacturers also have stands displaying the latest in the new car world (and if anyone from Mazda happens to be reading this and fancies lending us a new CX-3 that’d be great!). Alongside all of this is the trade village and perhaps for many one of the main attractions – Big Foot in the guise of a Ford monster truck,but more on that later.
The show itself is held in the grounds of Harewood House, venue for Augusts VW Festival which aside from the motoring stuff contains the historic house itself, animals, play area and plenty more besides. Not that we actually saw any of that you understand.
Despite a rather mixed weather forecast for the weekend, around 10,000 visitors came along with somewhere in the region of 1000 classic cars on display so it really did offer something for all the family. We took along a huge range of diecast models and automotive collectables and had what can only be described as a great weekend and it was nice to meet so many customers both new and old! The downside to such a busy show for us is that opportunities to look around are rather limited but we did manage a quick wander all the same. You can find our photos on our facebook page.
For many though the most memorable part will be down to ‘Big Foot’ – One of around 20 official licensed Big Foot monster trucks made the central arena its own and at the same time dispatched a selection of circa 2000 hatchbacks to meet their destiny in a rather flatter form than they might have liked! Certainly the crowds loved it and we really enjoyed the whole show, so much that we’ll be back there next June!