Barnt Green’s first Motor Festival, held on Sunday afternoon 2 July 2017, was a great success. It attracted a display of over 60 cars and 12 bikes outside the shops in Barnt Green village. Many residents and people from the neighbouring communities came to the village to see the cars.
The vehicles on display were all owned by local residents. They ranged from steam powered to electric cars, as well as the more conventional variety of Lambretta scooters, MG sports cars, pre-war Austins and modern-day Ferraris.
The winner of the public vote for Best Car on Show was the Land Rover, the owner of which won a magnum of prosecco.
With perfect weather, a convivial community spirit was evident. Trade was good for the ice cream van and the shops selling food and drink.