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June 20, 2012

Classic Car & Motorcycle Show Attracts Record Crowd

Carol Nash The 'Carole Nash Classic Car & Motorcycle Live' show, which took place on Sunday last at Mondello Park, once again proved a big hit with fans of classic motoring on two and four wheels. This was the fifth running of Mondello’s annual classic event and it attracted the biggest attendance yet, with just shy of 6000 visitors on the day.

Bucking the trend of many Classic motoring events over the last year, Classic Live continues to grow and had an increased number of Cars and Motorcycles on display, additional trade stands and bigger spectator attendance. Aided by the support of Carole Nash, Irish Vintage Scene, Radio Nova and the IVVCC, Mondello Park has established this event as one of the highlights of the Classic Event scene.

Show visitors were treated to a fine display in the paddock area with big attendance of cars for the anniversaries along with other clubs and individuals. The Cortina Club attracted their biggest ever show attendance, with sixty one vehicles, as they celebrated fifty years. Close by, the Fiat X1/9's also put on a fine display as they celebrated the popular sports cars' fortieth. The Ferrari, Porsche, Lotus & TVR owners club's were also well represented as they took part in the shows first prestige car parade, which made for a very impressive sight on track.

The Retro aspect of the show saw a big increase for this year and this aspect of the show proved very popular with the mainly family audience attending the event for Father’s day. The Classic Motorcyclists, on their second appearance at the Carole Nash show also entertained the audience with three races and a parade section for classic road and track bikes which were not eligible for to take part in the races.

With the 2012 Carole Nash Classic Car & Motorcycle Live show now completed Mondello Park will turn its attention to setting the 2013 date, selecting the feature cars for next years show and to looking into how they can build the event still further over the coming years