Thousands attend car show in town centre High Street

RUSHDEN, High Street. Car show by Santa Pod etc in place of Powerfest
RUSHDEN, High Street. Car show by Santa Pod etc in place of Powerfest

A car show featuring the finest collection of hot rods and race cars from the county could become a regular fixture in a town’s High Street.

Rushden Car Show took over Rushden town centre on Saturday as vehicle enthusiasts filled High Street with their classic vehicles.

RUSHDEN, High Street. Car show by Santa Pod etc in place of Powerfest

RUSHDEN, High Street. Car show by Santa Pod etc in place of Powerfest

There was also an impromptu parade around the town’s one-way system by road-legal vehicles to entertain visitors.

James Forster, of Santa Pod Raceway, which organised the event with Rushden Town Council, said: “We held this event in place of Rushden Powerfest and it was really popular. We think there must have been about 2,000 people who came along.

“We also organise Wellingborough’s Parade of Power and because the Rushden event has gone so well we think we will alternate between it and the Parade of Power every other year.”

There were about 30 vehicles in Rushden High Street and a selection of other vehicles outside the Wheatsheaf pub. The event was also designed to promote the first round of the FIA European Drag Championships which are taking place at Santa Pod from Friday, June 1, to Monday, June 4. It is called The Main Event and is Santa Pod’s flagship event, attracting more than 250 of Europe’s finest teams, including 300mph top fuel dragsters, drag bikes, jet cars, stunts, monster trucks, traders and family entertainment.

RUSHDEN, High Street. Car show by Santa Pod etc in place of Powerfest

RUSHDEN, High Street. Car show by Santa Pod etc in place of Powerfest

RUSHDEN, High Street. Car show by Santa Pod etc in place of Powerfest

RUSHDEN, High Street. Car show by Santa Pod etc in place of Powerfest

Rushden mayor Marian Hollomon with a hot rod at Rushden Car Show in High Street'May 26, 2012'Pic by Adrian House

Rushden mayor Marian Hollomon with a hot rod at Rushden Car Show in High Street'May 26, 2012'Pic by Adrian House