Gallery: Cars, bikes, pillow fighting and more as £2,000 is raised at Parson Drove show
PUBLISHED: 17:45 28 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:11 02 June 2010
TYPICAL British eccentricity was in full flow at the third annual Parson Drove Car and Bike Show. Sunday s event saw 139 vehicles enter into various show and shine classes and attracted more than 2,000 people from across the region. The more bizarre even
TYPICAL British eccentricity was in full flow at the third annual Parson Drove Car and Bike Show.
Sunday's event saw 139 vehicles enter into various show and shine classes and attracted more than 2,000 people from across the region.
The more bizarre events included the World Pillow Fighting Championship, which was won by Craig Bradshaw, 17, from Leverington and the car destruction competition, which sees oil and water drained from a vehicle's engine until it blows up. Eddie Barnes won with 21mins 16secs.
Mr Barnes also won the 'how many wheel rims in a car competition' with his spot on guess of 39.
There was also an egg-throwing competition, won by Jackie Pugh and Diane Moore, line dancing displays and target bowls competitions.
Garry Fitzjohn, Trevor Spriggs, Kieren Barry and Margaret Shelley won the adult's section and the children's winners were Prentice and Emily Donnelly.
One of the show organisers, Roger Reader, said: "The turnout was very good and we raised more than £2,000 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Parson Drove Amenities 95, which looks after the village hall, pavilion and playing field.
"Several other local organisations set up stalls and raised money for themselves.
"The organisers would like to thank all sponsors and helpers who made the show so successful."
The show and shine class winners were as follows: Class 1 Best Paint Job: Ian Budd; Class 2 Best Classic Car: A Carter; Class 3 Best Classic Bike: Gino Cosentino; Class 4 Best Custom Car: Donna Quarrington; Class 5 Best Custom Bike: D Lloyd; Class 6 Best in Show Car: Jonathan Upchurch; Class 7 Best in Show Bike: Gino Cosentino; Class 8 Best Kit Car: Roger Reader; Class 9 Best Tractor: Collin Britt; Class 10 Best Trike: Gary Cavey; Class 11 Best Costume for Vehicle: Ian Budd; Class 12 Shed of the Show: P Busby.
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