A 1959 Ford Anglia that has been converted into an American diner will take centre stage at a rock ‘n’ roll-themed classic car show in February.
‘Bettsy’s Diner’ was converted on the MTV show ‘Pimp My Ride’, and is one of the many classic cars on show at the annual Footman James Great Western Autojumble, taking place at the Bath & West Show Ground, Shepton Mallet, over the weekend of February 15-16.
The show will offer visitors around one million spares, tools, gadgets and collectables, a large car boot sale focusing on autojumble and a classic vehicle auction.
For the first time, the show will also feature live music.
“The show is a celebration of great cars from a great era, but it wouldn’t be rock ‘n’ roll without the music,” says event organiser Nigel Stevens. “We have some fantastic bands and musicians lined up, including one that toured with The Beatles and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.”
Sherborne-based auction house Charterhouse will be holding an auction of classic vehicles and memorabilia on Sunday. Lots include a 1974 Hillman Avenger, which has covered only 2,523 since new, and an early 1960s BSA motorcycle, originally used by the police.
The show is open from 9.30am-4pm on both days and adult tickets cost from £9. Accompanied U16s can enter for free.
Further information and tickets are available at www.bccsl.co.uk, via Twitter @BCCSevents or BCCSevents on Facebook.
The show’s headline sponsor is Footman James Insurance, and the media sponsors are Classic Car Weekly, Practical Classics and Classic Cars magazine.
The event is supported by Classic Motor Monthly and Autojumbler.