"Petrol head" hopes to bring car show to Skipton

Jason Smith with his wife, Katie

Jason Smith with his wife, Katie

First published in News

A SELF confessed "petrol head" is planning to bring back a vintage, retro and classic car show back to Skipton.

And even though it is a year away, Jason Smith already has five cars booked in for the event which will take place in June on the closed off High Street .

Mr Smith, who began his career in the motor trade in 1989 as a trainee mechanic at the town's former Central Garage, said he wanted to bring a car show back to Skipton.

"I still live in Skipton and have been to many of the fantastic events held here, but we've not had a car show for a good few years now," he said.

"I started thinking about locations and thought the High Street would be ideal - we are blessed with having setts either side of the road and by closing it off top and bottom, it will be a fantastic showground for cars."

While visiting other car shows across the country, he noticed how well attended they were and how surrounding businesses did well.

"The whole aim of the show will be to try to appeal to as many people as possible, so I shall be inviting owners of many variations of cars - including classic, vintage, hot rod and American cars."

He said he would also be raising funds for local charities and was asking for the help from businesses to sponsor the event - whether it be in donations of cash, or items for a charity auction.

"I am very passionate about the whole idea and so far have the support and association of Skipton Town Council and Skipton BID. I will make it work, but I do need the support of businesses as organising something like this does not come free," he said.

So far, Jason has funded everything - including the setting up of a website - himself, but he now needs help with the production of banners, flyers and advertising.

To find out more and to help out, contact Jason through his website at skiptoncarshow.com or via his Facebook page.

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