Classics in courtyard

Chrome bumpers gleamed in the sunshine yesterday as classic cars from across the country lined up in Dudley Castle courtyard to mark a milestone anniversary.

dzg_classic_car_5Vehicles spanning nine decades joined the annual West Midlands Classic Car Club show to celebrate the organisation’s silver anniversary at DZG.

Organiser Maurice Cole, of Dudley, said: “It was a brilliant day, simply marvellous, we couldn’t have wished for better.

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

The bumper turnout saw more than 100 vehicles in the line-up including a rare 1928 Bean  and a unique 2007 bespoke Daimler. Maurice’s own cars included a 1972 E-type Jaguar, a 1961 Daimler Dart, a 1977 Rolls Royce 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 this year certainly didn’t disappoint.”   dzg_classic_car_5   To mark the club’s silver anniversary DZG CEO Peter Suddock presented Maurice with 25 cup cakes which were handed out to individual class winners.   Maurice added: “The cakes were a lovely gesture and went down very well with members.   dzg_classic_car_5   “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.”   dzg_classic_car_5 The organisation was founded in 1978 and has 114 members across the country including Anglesey and Cornwall.   dzg_classic_car_5