ONE of the growing attractions at this year’s Malton Show was the classic car exhibition which had doubled in size from 60 vehicles to 150.

Nick Szkiler, from the Malton-based Classic and Sportscar Centre, which ran and judged the section, said it had been a great success.

“Last year there was a lot of interest from our customers and friends who have brought along their classic cars and vehicles and they have spread to word so that we have over double the number of entries,” he said.

“The reaction from visitors has again been very positive and they have commented how nice it is to the display at the show.”

Nick said the people had travelled from a wide are to bring their vintage, classic and sports cars.

"One of the interesting things is that I have been doing this job so long that I know a lot of history about the cars that perhaps the owners aren't aware of," he said.

"We've had some amazing vehicles here today, including a Ford Classic which is impossibly rare as the car was not a success."

Ken and Pam Hollingsworth, from Driffield, brought their Riley Elf Mark Three to Malton Show for the first time.

The car was made in 1967 and bought by Ken in Hull six years ago.

"We liked it because it looks a bit like a Mini but it isn't a Mini and is more upmarket," Ken said. "I did most of the work myself to restore it using authentic parts and we now take it round shows."

The couple said this was the first time they had been to Malton Show since it moved to Scampston,

"It is a really nice show and in such a superb setting," Ken said. "We will certainly come back next year."