Motorcycles join cars for Classics at the Spa - The Leamington Observer

Motorcycles join cars for Classics at the Spa

Ian Hughes 16th Mar, 2024   0

OWNERS of classic cars and motorcycles are being urged to show off their vintage vehicles in Leamington this summer.

Around 300 classic cars are expected to draw large crowds at the Pump Room Gardens for the annual free to attend Classics at the Spa (CATS) festival on Sunday June 16.

The charity fundraiser, organised by Leamington Spa Rotary Club and sponsored by Startin Kia Warwick, attracts car clubs and individual owners from across the Midlands – and this year will also feature classic motorcycles for the first time – hence the name change from Cars at the Spa.

Visitors will also be treated to live entertainment throughout the day together with plenty of food and drink and a dedicated picnic area.

Rotarian Simon Evans, who chairs the show’s organising committee, said all money raised would go to local charities.

“The show has become a regular town event, as well as a charity money raiser, and we made a record surplus last year of £5,100. People’s generosity can be amazing at times and we hope this year’s event will be even bigger and better.

“I would also like to thank Startin Kia Warwick for agreeing to be our generous headline sponsor yet again, and also Leamington BID for helping finance the event.”

Rotary president Barry Andrews said: “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 bought programmes and donated money on the day.

“We had a big increase in visitors last year as people came to enjoy one of the town’s lovely parks, listen to the entertainment, picnic on the grass by the river, buy snacks and a drinks – and, of course, admire the hundreds of cars,” he said.Richard Roberts, dealer principal of Startin Kia Warwick on Heathcote Lane, off Europa Way, said: “Classic car shows are extremely popular and we were very pleased to be sponsoring this event again. Leamington Spa Rotary Club does tremendous work in raising money for charity and we are looking forward to supporting the show again this year.”

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