On the southern edge of West Sussex a strip of land juts out into the Solent called the Manhood Peninsula; it’s about nine miles from Chichester and at the tip you will find Selsey. Could this be the most southerly classic car show on the UK mainland, not sure but the location didn’t deter 170 exhibitors descending on the Selsey Recreation Ground for last year’s event and more are expected this year. The club started three years ago by two local guys Les Payne and Mick Hemmings and with great support from many others it has gone from strength to strength and the annual show is run in a totally
relaxed family friendly way. The large open area gives plenty of room for viewing the cars and it needs to be as the visiting public plus holiday makers and locals fill the site. A funfair, food and bar caters for all you need on the day. Trophies are awarded by Goodwood residents Mithrel Racing for classes of cars from pre 1949 to 50’s 60’s 70’s and 80’s; also classes for modern classics, commercials and motorcycles.
Last year everything was covered from the ‘Trotters Reliant’ to a stunning 1939 Lagonda 6 and the standard was very high. Take a trip down south and follow the line of classics through the countryside to the sea and as you enter Selsey turn right into the show ground it’s that easy.