DESPITE a rather wet start to the day, the sun soon shone down on the many vintage cars that flooded Oswestry Showground on Saturday.

The rain didn't put off the car lovers who had made their way from around the country to view cars, trucks, motorbikes and tractors, among many other vintage vehicles and machinery.

The show, organised by the Clwyd Veteran and Vintage Machinery Society (CVVMS), is into it's 41st year and was opened by Oswestry's mayor, councillor John Price and mayoress Joyce Barrow.

Cllr Price, said: "It's a huge honour opening the show because of my love of anything vintage.

"It's my proudest moment being here – it brings back memories of when I was a child – it's fantastic."

Taking place on Father's Day weekend every year, this year there were 500 exhibitors and hundreds of visitors who rallied around the showground admiring all of the vintage vehicles.

Visitors could also shop at one of the many goods and food stalls on offer, visit the model hall, watch the dog show, see shire horses and hold birds of prey.

Bernie Morris, show organiser and chairman of the CVVMS, said: "We've had a fairly good turnout actually despite the bad weather.

"We were determined to run it as normal this year as it's such a popular show.

"There's always lots to do."