THE Middlewich Classic Car and Bike Show celebrated its 10th anniversary last weekend.

On July 15 and 16 exhibitors from across the north west flocked to the town to display hundreds of classic cars and bikes in Market Field and Civic Way.

A jazz band also performed during the weekend headed by clarinettist Eric Newton.

Dave Thompson, Middlewich Town Council events organiser, said: “Overall it was a fantastic event and we had plenty of positive feedback from visitors.

“I enjoy the variety that is on show. We had classic cars and bikes from the 1920s right up to the modern day. The focus is on the exhibits and I think people really enjoyed what was on offer. We had visitors coming back and forth all weekend.

“It’s great to see all the familiar faces. We also had a number of new exhibitors this year who all said how lovely the town is.

“A massive thanks to Eric Newton for turning up as well. Anyone who knows their jazz will know he’s the king around the area.”

The show began in 2008 as the Middlewich Transport Festival but changed to be exclusively cars and bikes.

Samantha Moss, Middlewich Town Mayor, said: “This is the first time I have attended the event and it was heart-warming to see the number of people enjoying themselves.

“I’m not an enthusiast, but I can appreciate a nice car and there were some brilliant entries on display during the weekend.

“We had one exhibitor who said it had been the best car and bike show he’d ever been to so it’s important that we protect these events for the future.

“The show was a credit to the town.”

Middlewich fire station also held an open day on the Sunday. They displayed vintage and modern vehicles, cadet demonstrations and a charity stall.