Masons and Motors

Masons and Motors

After a 3 year break, Rochdale Rotary’s Classic Car Show returned at a new venue on Sunday 17th July and Rochdale District Freemasons were out in force to support this great fundraising event.

Held in the stunning Falinge Park, Rochdale, over 150 classic car owners from all over the country came to display a wide variety of cars – ranging from 1920’s Bentleys to brand new Ford Mustang’s. The undoubted stars of the show however, were the Rochdale Olympic owners club who bought their rare sports cars back to their hometown.

The team of volunteers led by John Taylor, District Charity Steward, were onsite from 7am undertaking a wide variety of roles to support this major event which raises funds for the Rochdale Rotary to continue supporting local good causes.

John worked for a number of months leading up to the event supporting the planning, allocating volunteers to roles and worked non-stop on the day to ensure everything ran smoothly. Volunteers from around the district played vital parts during the event, from managing teams welcoming and positioning vehicles on display, staffing pay-stations for visitors and helping to clear the site at the end of the day.

In addition to the team of volunteers, APGM Peter Rhodes and District Chairman Doug Smith staffed a promotional stand at the event, raising money for the PGLEL 2026 Festival and speaking to people about the work we do in the community.

It was a fantastic day of Masons, Motors and Marvellous weather!

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