ALMOST 300 classic cars drew large crowds to the Pump Room Gardens in Leamington for the annual Cars at the Spa festival.
The charity fundraiser, organised by Leamington Rotary Club, attracted car clubs and individual owners from across the Midlands on Sunday June 11.
The hot weather drew thousands of visitors throughout the day, who were also treated to live music on the bandstand by the Royal Spa Brass, Warwick Community Band, Rock Choir and Shadowfax, along with a variety of eateries and drinks outlets and a designated picnic area.
Rotarian Barry Andrews, who chairs the show’s organising committee, said that all the cash raised would go to two local charities – Helping Hands, a community project which helps people to get back on their feet, and Molly Olly’s Wishes, which supports children with life-threatening illnesses.
Rotary president Brian Bassett said: “We are grateful to all those who have helped us in the preparation for this event and, of course, all the classic car owners who have generously supported us, enabling the show to be such a success. I would like to express our thanks for the wonderful sponsorship we have received from a number of local companies, including our headline sponsor, Startin Kia – Warwick, and Leamington BID.
“I would also like to thank all those who advertised in the programme, our army of Rotary volunteers and programme sellers, and those members of the public who donated money on the day.”