Melton classic car night draws large crowds and supports evening economy

Bar Bus owners Nelly Miles and Wayne Hollobone supply 103 The Eye presenter Peter Treadwell with refreshment 
PHOTO: Tim Williams
Bar Bus owners Nelly Miles and Wayne Hollobone supply 103 The Eye presenter Peter Treadwell with refreshment PHOTO: Tim Williams

Around half a dozen classic cars rolled into town on Friday for a special-one-off vintage vehicle evening held in Melton’s Market Place.

And they proved to be a big hit with the public who turned up in droves, to enjoy a walk down memory lane, as Triumphs, Morris Minors and Rolls Royce’s made for a spectacular spectacle.

Local band Baker's Treat provided some live music from the stage PHOTO: Tim Williams

Local band Baker's Treat provided some live music from the stage PHOTO: Tim Williams

There was also a bar, food, music by the band Baker’s Treat and community radio station 103 The Eye attended.

The event was organised to support Melton’s evening economy and was an addition to the usual programme.

One of the organisers Nigel Keep said: “The evening was a great success despite the wet weather early evening.

“There was some great live music and plenty of good-looking cars.”

Paul Turner and Chris Hubbard arrived in town with a 1962 Daimler Ferret Armoured Car 
PHOTO: Tim Williams

Paul Turner and Chris Hubbard arrived in town with a 1962 Daimler Ferret Armoured Car PHOTO: Tim Williams

A bank holiday special vintage classic car night is also set to take place on Friday.

The event will be held in the Market Place from 5pm. This time local band The Detours will be playing, in addition to the usual entertainment, food and bar.

Classic models on display in the Market Place 
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Classic models on display in the Market Place PHOTO: Tim Williams 8196YjNjrNKgN7gniCtp