Swainby Classic Car Show started in August 2005, the first show was run in conjunction with the Swainby village history society. It was hurriedly organized in about three weeks, with 45 classic vehicles in attendance, all went well with fine weather and everyone enjoyed the day. Funds raised went to Swainby Village hall restoration fund.
Our attendance has increased enormously since then to almost 500 classic cars, classic motorbikes, tractors commercial vehicles, buses and bicycles; from Edwardian up until the 1980s.
In 2016 the weather was very poor started with rain which slowly dried out as the day progressed, we still half filled the show field, and all told we had quite a successful day. David Harper was persuaded to give the prizes, David is on national Television very frequently, buying and selling antiques; he was absolutely great and very entertaining.
Funds raised at the show over the years have been donated to many charities which have included, The Transplant Team at the Freeman Hospital Newcastle, The Butterwick House Children’s Hospice, Herriot Hospice Homecare, Great North Air Ambulance, The Mowbray Suite Friarage Hospital Northallerton, Breast Care Fund at North Tees Hospital, Breast Care James Cook Hospital, Herriot Hospice second time, Teesside Hospice, Friarage Hospital M R I scanner appeal, Herriot Hospice third time, Teesside Hospice second time, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Cystic Fibrosis unit St James University Hospital, Prostate Cancer UK and Swainby Village Hall restoration fund.