The Courtyard Motor Show 2022 brings in the cars and the crowds

The Courtyard Motor Show brought in the cars and the crowds this July!

It was wonderful to see The Courtyard Motor Show bringing both the cars and crowds this summer. After the success of Courtyard Classics in 2021, the Motor Show returned on 24 July 2022 with a great array of vehicles. Despite the forecast of damp weather, the carpark was filled to capacity with cars and bikes dating from pre-war to the 2020s.

Over 60 vehicles were on display, with plenty of time and space to give visitors and owners the chance to look round, swap stories and peer under the bonnet at some amazing engines. The event also showcased the future through hybrid and electric vehicles, with particular thanks to Ponthir Group for sponsoring the event and bringing along a hybrid and EV Fiat 500. These were displayed alongside a 1930s Topolino 500 A and a 1960s classic 500, described as “Fiatvolution” by one visitor!

Herefordshire Motor Club were in attendance, sharing their work supporting rallying in the county and beyond; a big thankyou to them for coming. Members of HR4K_MOBO were also out in force, both exhibiting and visiting.

Particular highlights were the military vehicles which were popular with the younger visitors, and two Italian rarities which aren’t often seen on the road: the De Tomaso Pantera and Lancia 037.

It has to remembered that The Courtyard is a charity, and the Motor Show was also a fundraising event to help our work. Around £2,000 was raised on the day, which is a tremendous boost as well as people having a great time. There has been some great feedback from the exhibitors, and we are now looking forward to planning another Motor Show in July 2023. Watch this space!


A vintage sports car in dark blue Three vintage motorbikes in a car park A vintage lancia car in red in a car park

Exhibitor comments from the day

“Thank you for a great day at the Courtyard Motor Show. Was a great and varied selection of cars.”

“What a quality event!  Excellent variety of vehicles obviously well maintained by their proud owners & much appreciated by the many interested visitors. That includes the small boys taking turns to sit in the Clan Crusader rally car hoping to be motor sport stars of the future!”

“From a participant’s perspective, was well organised with many interested visitors and of course those of us who own “interesting cars” enjoy occasions where we can chat to likeminded fellow owners.”

“Many thanks to you & your colleagues for a well organised show & that includes the staff manning the bar/café. Maybe see you again next year?”

“We had a great time – there was a really good mix of cars and visitors. Well done.”

“Many thanks for such a great day and very well organised at the Courtyard, it was great to see so many cars and friends and to meet new people, Thank you!”

“Just a quick note to thank you and team for a well organised event today. We both thoroughly enjoyed the day, as did folk we spoke to around us.”

“What a great event! I so enjoyed meeting the car owners and hearing some of their extraordinary stories. Didn’t care about the weather, I was enjoying myself so much! Looking forward to next year’s event. Thanks to all the Courtyard staff for their excellent work as marshals.”

“Thank you to the team. I really enjoyed the day and met loads of lovely people.”