ALMOST 200 vintage, classic, sports and super cars were on display at this year’s Cotswold Festival of Motoring – and the event was a huge success, raising £8,000 for charity.

Organisers North Cotswolds Rotary said more than 2,000 people came to see the cars (despite a few late cancellations because of petrol shortages!) and enjoy the day that included live music, bar and food stalls.

John Barber, of North Cotswolds Rotary, said: “I would like to thank everyone who attended and helped us raise £8,000 to support Mind Swindon and Gloucestershire – a local charity doing an amazing job supporting people who have mental health problems.

The Best in Show was an Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Mk2 and the People’s Concours was won by an NSU Prinz. Motion Picture Motors brought a great selection of film and TV cars including Trotters Independent Trader’s Reliant Robin!

John added: “I would particularly like to thank the event sponsors, Brio Retirement Living, our principal sponsor; JWORX Automotive, who sponsored the climbing wall; and Revive Auto Apothecaries, who sponsored the Concours Competition.”

North Cotswolds Rotary is a thriving club with 35 members from across the North Cotswolds. It welcomes men and women of all ages and is committed to raising money for local, national and international causes whilst at the same time ensuring all our members are part of a welcoming, enjoyable and fun club.

Anyone interested in joining the club or just helping with the events should go to and complete the contact form.