Lollipop patrol appearing at ninth annual Oldham Vintage Car show Published: Tuesday, 08th July 2014

Oldham Town Centre is revving up for the return of the free annual Oldham Classic Car Show.

The free rally, which has been organised by Tame Valley Vintage and Classic Car Club with support from Oldham Town Centre Partnership returns for its ninth year on Sunday, July 13.

The organisers don’t live life in the slow lane so they have been busy arranging for around 50 cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles to be on display.

Cars include pre-war tourers, 1960s sports and American classics.

There will also be a host of ‘automotive’ themed entertainment taking place on the day.

The Lollipop Patrol is here to help escort all willing, and unwilling, pedestrians through town. Cross them and their comedy antics at your peril!

Edinburgh Fringe favourites The Wardens will also be on patrol as the comedy wardens will enforce any rule they see fit.

The car show regulars The Billy Bedlam Band is back playing traditional jazz and big band sounds.

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Councillor Jean Stretton, Oldham Council’s Cabinet Member for Town Centres, Culture and Tourism, said: “This event is a great opportunity for motoring enthusiasts and families to visit Oldham Town Centre and see cars from years gone by.

“Previous shows have been a great success and the event is growing year on year.

“Visitors will also be able to visit all the shops and attractions our town centre has to offer.”

Vehicles will be judged during the show under 10 different categories - with one owner being presented with the ‘Car of the Show’ title.

The event starts from 10am until 3pm along High Street, Oldham, where owners will also be on hand to chat about their car’s history to fellow enthusiasts.

Entry in the show is free and anyone wishing to take part should email towncentreteam@oldham.gov.uk or call 0161 770 4516.

More information can be found online at www.visitoldham.com

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