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The Bristol Classic Car Show kicked off in fine form on 17 June with stunning weather setting the scene for two days of unadulterated motorcar indulgence. The number of cars on display was breathtaking. 

The Bristol Classic Car Show kicked off in fine form on 17 June with stunning weather setting the scene for two days of unadulterated motorcar indulgence. The number of cars on display was breathtaking. Everything imaginable was out to delight the avid car fans attending the event, including true classics, modern classics, American cars and even top-of-the-range and customised campervans. As the longest running event of its kind with an impressive 37 previous shows under its belt, the Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show certainly had a point to prove with the 38th edition of this popular and ever-growing event.

The highlights from this event were plentiful, and Volvo enthusiasts were treated to a particularly pleasant display of fine vehicles as Volvo celebrated its 90th birthday at the event, even unveiling a cake. After manufacturing cars from 1927 to 2017, the Volvo contingency certainly deserved their moment of joy as an appreciation of the car continues to grow. The Royal Bath and West Hall hosted an immense number of activities, sunshine warmed and the two-day event for its entire duration.

The live restoration of classic cars is always a popular treat, and crowds flocked to watch as the mechanics and engineers repaired and customised some of the most recognisable and rare classic cars. The sheer number of cars was staggering, with literally hundreds of automobiles on display over the entire weekend. The owner’s club auction also attracted a fair amount of attention, alongside a fair amount of friendly rivalry over certain cars, as the owners competed to get the most desirable motorcars. Overall, the event was a resounding success, and after a total of 38 shows, it appears that the popular show has at least another 38 up its sleeve (or in its boot).

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