Vintage cars were all the rave at Constant, St Thomas yesterday during the bi-annual Classic Car Show, hosted by Sagicor General Insurance and Retro and Classic Cars Barbados.
Over 50 classic and retro vehicles, dating back as far as the 1930s, were on display, including the Morris Minor, Metropolitan 1959 and the Volkswagen.
Spokesman for the organizers George Elliott said they decided to put on last weekend’s event after receiving an overwhelming response from the public to the classic car showcase staged during the Holetown Festival last February.
Elliott also told Barbados TODAY that with the growing interest in motor sports, more people were fixing up their vintage rides.
“I have found that a lot of people are very much into it right now and I have found a lot of people are looking for cars to restore and bring out,” said Elliott, who could not hide his personal passion for classic vehicles.
Patron and retro car enthusiast Howard Boras said he got hooked on motor racing as a child while watching his uncle on the rally circuit.
Today he is the proud owner of three vintage vehicles and is happy to see that his personal hobby is catching on in a big way across Barbados.
Another patron, who only gave his name as Bert, told Barbados TODAY was pleased to be taking part in the event.
“There is a lot of old machinery in Barbados that people previously threw away but now it’s coming back,” he said, while pointing out that there was a lot of history in the vehicles.
“You can see the history of Barbados, because a lot of us went to school in these cars and then we bought the new cars,” he explained. (KK)