Tenterden Lions Club’s couldn’t have had better weather to hold its classic vehicle and dog show ‘Pistons & Paws’. Now in its third year, the show which is held at Little Halden Place Farm on the Cranbrook Road in Tenterden, saw over 350 classic vehicles turn up to give around 2000 visitors a day to remember.
The event was officially opened by Councillor Kate Walder who thanked the Tenterden Lions for organising the show and Mrs Evelyn Luck for lending her fields, Councillor Kate Walder went on to wish all present a great day and declared ‘Pistons & Paws’ open.
And what a sight to see; row after row of cars, polished to perfection giving visitors a fantastic chance to look at the vehicles and chat with their lucky owners. Many cars were up to be judged and there was an exciting air of competition with prizes and rosettes to be won. The judges had a daunting task to select winners amongst so many perfectly prepared machines. Chief Judge Chris Booth, owner of the Morgan Museum in Rolvenden, said “it’s always difficult to decide with so many beautiful cars to choose from”
And not just cars. More than 100 pooches, proudly pampered and groomed, were on display in the dog ring, taking part in a variety of classes allowing dogs of all types to compete for prizes. From tiny puppies to German Shepherds together with pedigree and crossbreeds, the visitors were kept entertained throughout the day.
With a temperature in the high twenties, no one needed to go hungry or thirty. The show had a bar in the main marquee and seven different food stands offering a variety of eats from burgers to butties, Italian barbeque to American ribs, ice cream and doughnuts, enough to satisfy just about every appetite.
A spokesperson from the Tenterden Lions said’ “this is our third year of Pistons & Paws and it has been a great success.- we have raised around £6,500, from which local causes, in the main, that will benefit. Provisional date for ‘Pistons & Paws’ 2020’ is Sunday September 13th. More details TBA.