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Classics at Castle Semple Returns for 2019

Wednesday 10th July 2019

‘Classics at Castle Semple’ Car show will return to the shores of Lochwinnoch for its 9th year this Sunday 20th October 2019, with proceeds going towards supporting St. Vincent’s Hospice.

An essential for any car lover and a fun day out for the whole family, the event will run from 11am until 3pm, with special attractions, extremely rare models and prizes to be won. 

Chosen charity for the event, St. Vincent’s Hospice, is a specialist provider of palliative and hospice care for people and families affected by life limiting conditions from all across Renfrewshire.

Event Organiser and Visitor Centre Assistant at Castle Semple, Jane Fawcett, said: “The show attracts people from far and wide, both to view and show cars. It’s hard work getting all those treasured cars shining for the show, but everyone puts the effort in for this end-of-season sociable show. I love the variety the show attracts.

 “It’s not all about Jags and Mercs – it’s the less obvious classics which people think fondly of.  The one their Granddad had, their first car, the factory they worked in or the first car they ever saw.  Last year, we had some superb entries – a stunning Mark 1 Granada, a beautiful Austin Devon, a Morris 1000 that has been in the same family from new and an incredibly rare Fordson 1946 van.”

“It’s a very friendly show with a relaxed feel for seasoned car rally attendees. I think that’s what makes it special – oh, and the view, of course.  The visitors love it!”

Last year, the show raised over £1,600 for the Hospice in Howwood, a charity very close to Jane’s heart. Her dad is currently under their care and the hospice team are helping her family with the many situations a life changing illness brings.


“By donating to enter the show, throwing some money in the buckets and spending some time at the St. Vincent’s volunteer’s stalls, we can help raise funds for this incredible charity. They need to raise nearly £1.5 million every year through voluntary donations and fundraising events to support families like mine. St. Vincent’s aren’t all about end of life, they help people live with difficult conditions.  Quite simply, they are incredible and we are so lucky to have them in our locality.”

Jane is inviting local classic car owners or unusual vehicles  to apply and as the show fills up very quickly email or pop down and see her at the loch cafe ASAP to book in.

Classics at Castle Semple Returns for 2019