The 2016 Footman James Classic Car Show Manchester took place at EventCity over Sept 17th & 18th and thrilled thousands of
visitors with a bumper display of cars ranging from the late 1800’s through to the 2000’s.
The classic rallying demonstrations were hugely popular, the Sporting Bears Dream rides raised thousands for children’s charity
and the under 17 Motor Club thrilled many a charity-ride passenger too.
The CodeClean Concours was hotly contested, with Gideon Mayers taking top spot with his immaculately restored Capri 2.8i
having fought off a field of iconic motors including a 6000-miles-from-new Ferrari 308 GTS, E-Type, GTO, Mustang and more.
The standard of cars and club stands was very high indeed. Nearly 90 clubs squeezed into the show this year, with Club of The
Show award eventually going to The Heinkel Trojan Club for their charming stand and for being so very interactive with and
accommodating to the public, and Car of The Show went to Gregory Jackson’s lovely 1934 Ford V8 Pilot.
Show Organiser Andy Rouse said: “The show was a great success and we were thrilled by the quality of so many of the
cars and stands. I haven’t gone through and counted ‘every head’ yet, but my early estimation is for a total attendance in the
region of 11,000. I would like to thank every show visitor, every club, company, trader, private entry car and our feature
partners for all their efforts - in particular our wonderful sponsors Footman James and also CodeClean, Clement and Boggis,
Leeds City College (esp Mike Coman), Rallying With Group B, Under 17s MC, Sporting Bears and everyone connected with the
show. Thank you! We hope to see everyone (and many more too) back at EventCity next year on Sept 16th and 17th.”