GREAT Escape Cars in Redditch hosted its first ‘Classics and Coffee’ event of 2018 last Sunday, raising £700 for the Acorns Children’s Hospice, writes Tom Banner.
Hundreds of cars were brought along and more than 200 people turned out at the Dunlop Road Industrial Estate in Hunt End to see everything from mopeds to kit cars and VW Beetles to Aston Martins in the first of the monthly meetings.
The director of Great Escape Cars, Graham Eason, said: “We used to do these quarterly, and people asked this year if we could do them monthly because they really enjoyed them.
“Redditch is quite central and easy to get to so the location is great, and because of the size of the industrial estate there’s plenty of space.
“It also amazes me how many cars come out of the woodwork that are local.
“There is a real passion for old cars in this area because of its distinctive motoring heritage.”
For each car brought to the show, and for each cup of coffee sold, the company donated the money to Acorns, in addition to a donation on behalf of Great Escape Cars.
Great Escape, which was set up in 2006, offers driving experiences and classic car hire, as well as classic car restoration. Graham said the best thing about the job was ‘you never know what might come through the door on any given day’.
It also supplies cars for the popular BBC TV series ‘Antiques Road Trip’.
The next ‘Classics and Coffee’ event will be on Sunday, April 22 starting at 10am. For more information, visit http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/
To hear Graham Eason chat about his Classics and Coffee event, visit here: https://youtu.be/YuGftk0SrO0