Japanese cars make a pit-stop at motor show

The Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon will throw open its doors to welcome hundreds of vehicles onto its grounds in two weeks’ time.

By Laura Davenport
Thursday, 17th September 2015, 7:30 am
Classics of the past and future will be on display
Classics of the past and future will be on display

This Autumn’s Classic and Fringe event will see classic vehicles of the past united alongside some inevitable classics of the future.

And the centrepiece display lined up for 2015 will be Kei Kars in the Park, which showcases a series of Japanese light micro machines.

The Kei category of car was originally born from the necessity to boost post-war Japan’s vehicle production whilst keeping in mind the country’s ever-rising population and reduced physical space.

Most models weigh less than 700kg and enjoy the benefits of being classed as featherweights.

Other clubs who will be attending the event include the Metropolitan Owners Club and Peugeot 406 Coupe Club UK.

The Classic and Fringe day also provides the chance to join in with the Autumn cream tea run, a 63 mile scenic drive through some stunning Cotswold scenery which culminates in a cream tea at the HMC Junction 12 cafe.

The event takes place on Sunday, September 27 at the Heritage Motor Centre from 10am to 5pm.

Entry into the grounds is free and anybody arriving in a qualifying vehicle can visit the museum for just £5 per person.

For more information, visit the website at: www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk