Pistons at the Park: Fuel crisis is no barrier to petrolheads as 250 classic cars and supercars go on show
The fuel crisis failed to put the brakes on the Pistons at the Park car show near Bishop's Stortford.
The autumn edition of the twice-yearly showcase of classic cars and supercars at the beautiful Thremhall Park, right next to the M11 and in the shadow of Stansted Airport, went ahead on Sunday morning (Sept 26).
Some 250 cars were registered for the event, which has been held twice a year since 2011, with the exception of last year, when the events were cancelled in accordance with Government guidelines.
A spokeswoman for organiser Mantles Business Centre, which is based at Thremhall Park, said: "Even the national fuel crisis did not get in the way of all the petrolheads that attended.
"The event has achieved a following of long-standing supporters over the last ten years."
The Coffee Shop at Thremhall Park, which is popular with weekend walkers and cycling clubs, did a roaring trade in refreshments, breakfast rolls and snacks, and served barbecue food until lunchtime.
The nominated charity for the event was Accuro, based about a mile away at Start Hill, a small charity which provides specialist services with the aim to encourage children, young people and adults with a disability across West Essex to belong, contribute and thrive.
Its services in Saffron Walden, Great Dunmow, Harlow, Epping and Loughton enable members to take part in a wide range of social and leisure opportunities which help to reduce social isolation, build confidence and encourage independence.
Thremhall Park is made up of bright serviced offices with 24/7 access, co-working space and meeting rooms in neo-Georgian buildings and newly-built barns set in 12 acres of historic parkland. They are equipped with the latest technology and managed by the Mantle Business Centres team.