Revving up for Forden classic bike and car show

By Aimee Jones | Welshpool | Mid Wales entertainment | Published:

Classic motorcycles and cars will pack the fields of a Mid Wales village to raise money for local organisations.

Forden Vintage and Classic Show organiser Richard Davys-Jones

The Forden Vintage and Classic Bike and Car show began back in 2010 as an idea to raise money for the village's primary school.

It its first year it raised £600, and since then that total has leapt up with £8,000 raised for the school and a host of other organisations in and around the village.

This year's eighth annual show will take place at Forden Community Centre on September 24, with enthusiasts coming from all over the country to see the classic vehicles.

Richard Davys-Jones who came up with the idea is hoping the show can grow even further this year.

He said: "Last year we had about 2,000 people visit to see the classic cars and all the other spectacles we have.

"People come from all over to show their bikes.

"It started when the friends of Forden school were raising money, and I pitched the idea of the motorcycle and car show.

"It went from there really, and it has really helped the school, but it isn't just the school it helps, there are a host of organisations who have benefited from it.


"In the past we have had one person come over from Switzerland to the event, and others have come from Nottingham, London and all over really."

Up to 200 classic cars will be on show later this month, alongside other vehicles such as camper vans and caravans.

The main display will be in Forden Community Centre, with other vehicles being shown in the field outside.

Richard is hoping more funds can be raised to help community organisations, with one project in particular set to benefit this year.


He added: "This year there is a project to save the telephone box in the village that BT are planning to remove.

"We have pledged to support the community council with money to decorate and keep the phone box."

The show will run from 10am to 4pm, and entry is £5 per adult and children under 16 are free.

Proceeds raised will go to the school, the Air Ambulance and other local charities.

Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and South Shropshire.


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