A CLASSIC car show has been organised by motoring enthusiasts in a bid to raise money for charity.

Jonathan Wallis, Alan Beaty, Colin Graham and Jonathan Privett are passionate about their vintage vehicles and love attending events with like-minded people.

But due to the Covid-19, very few car shows have been taking place, so they decided to organise their own, the Barnard Castle Classic and Retro Car Meet.

The static show, which will be held at Barnard Castle School, has been planned for Sunday, August 8, and is open to all pre-millennium vehicles.

All proceeds from the show will be shared equally between the Teenage Cancer Trust and Barnard Castle Christmas Lights.

Mr Wallis, who will be bringing his cherry-red Triumph Spitfire along, said: “We’re trying to do something we enjoy that would be good for the town as well as trying to help raise money for charities that have had it hard over the last year.

“We really hope it gets the interest and ideally we’d love to get about 50 vehicles, but I secretly hope we might have as many as 100.

“We want to make it an informal event, more of a family day out – bring a picnic and a blanket and have a relaxed day,” added Mr Wallis.

There will be prizes for the best judged car, though entry to the show is open to all modes of transport including tractors and motorcycles.

Plans also include an informal run around Teesdale with a guest announcer detailing participating vehicle details as they head out up the dale.

Entry to the car show is £5 per vehicle with all proceeds going to the two chosen charities

Entry for spectators is free and all are encouraged to turn up on the day.

There will also be on-site catering provided throughout the day, including breakfast.

“We’re hoping it will be a great day and want people to be made welcome. We’d love them to make a day of it, bring a picnic blanket and have a bite to eat,” said Mr Wallis.