Classic cars in courtyard

More than 100 vintage vehicles spanning nine decades are set to take over the courtyard of Dudley Castle on Sunday for the annual West Midlands Classic Car Club show.

dzg_classic_car_webAnd organisers say the bumper turnout will be a tribute to the club’s 25th anniversary at DZG, with vehicles on display including a rare 1928 Bean and a unique bespoke 2007 Daimler.

Organiser Maurice Cole, of Dudley, said: “We’ve got some fantastic cars lined up for Sunday’s show.  

“We always love coming to the courtyard, it’s a big date in the diary for us and this year is particularly special as it’s our silver anniversary so we are going all out to put on a fantastic show.”

Maurice’s own cars in the line-up will include a 1972 E-type Jaguar, a 1961 Daimler Dart, a 1977 Rolls Royce – pictured with Maurice, right – and a 1972 TR6.   DZG Head of Media and Communications, Jill Hitchman, said: “The annual West Midlands Classic Car Club show is an established date in the Zoo’s diary and we always look forward to having a magnificent array of vehicles on display and we’re hoping this year lots of folk will come along and support the club’s silver anniversary in the courtyard.”   The organisation was founded in 1978 and has 114 members across the country including Anglesey and Cornwall.   Maurice added: “We are very proud of the club and are delighted that all these years on we have a solid membership with a passion for  wonderful cars.”   The event runs from 10am to 4pm in the courtyard of Dudley Castle at the heart of the zoological gardens.