A 1972 MGB Roadster that has undergone a full nut and bolt restoration and has won numerous MG awards is to make its Classics on Show debut in Stokesley this June.

The much-admired MG, in its original factory colour of Teal Blue, is set to be a showstopper at Classics on Show – the region’s fastest-growing classic vehicles event – which runs at Stokesley Showfield, North Yorkshire on Saturday, June 15.

The Roadster has garnered a string of awards under the care of its current owner John Purcell, of Ripon, who has owned it since 2018, including being first in class 2019 at the MGOC Northern Nationals and second in class 2021 at the MGOC Northern Nationals.

Darlington and Stockton Times: The much-admired MG, in its original factory colour of Teal Blue

John takes great care of his pride and joy particularly using it during the summer months. “I cover around 1,500 miles per year," he said. "But it never gets an airing when it rains and I have yet to venture out with the hood up."

The treasured MGB is among a growing number of newcomers lining up for Classics on Show 2024 which will also welcome its first display by the Whitby & District Motor Club, fielding six to eight competition cars.

Classics on Show is a charity fundraising event organised by the Rotary Club of Stokesley. Exhibitors enter free, though donations are welcomed, with auto jumble sellers paying just £20 for a standard pitch. Visitors pay £7.50 or £20 for a family ticket for two adults and two children, and £4 for school age children (under 16).

Stokesley Rotary is hoping the 2024 event will beat last year’s attendance record when more than 800 exhibits and 3,000 visitors were at Stokesley Showfield.

See www.classicsonshow.co.uk for more details.