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26 July 2019

What a great day was had by all at the Hanworth Classic show at Bushey Park last month.  As a family business we are always pleased to get involved in local family events and as local car enthusiasts who love to mix business and pleasure, this is one that really hit the spot!

When we weren’t busy admiring the many classic cars on display we were welcoming visitors to our own stand which featured an eclectic array of H&L Motors’ memorabilia dating back through the years, including our founder Henry Laney’s first telephone which he used for his dedicated business line.  That number, Teddington Lock 5865, is the number we still use today! 

Also on display was our very own vintage Morris Minor. A symbol of our long and local history, the H&L Morris Minor dates back to 1953, the year that Henry Laney founded the business on Wellington Road Twickenham as a one-man operation in a single workshop. But this wasn’t just about nostalgia, it was also about the new.  In contrast to our Morris, we were lucky have a Mclaren 600LT supercar on show.  As well as looking after all our neighbours’ needs for cars old and new cars, we are fully equipped with some of the latest technology to deal with some of the most valuable cars around.  

H&L Motors Brand Manager Rob Attwood was on hand to talk to visitors about this and show case some of our specialist wheel centre equipment.

The H&L Motors commissioned horse drawn carriage, was also proudly on display and generated much interest. This is used by Park Lane Stables in Teddington for their wheelchair disabled riders. Park Lane Stables is is the only truly urban riding school in London and as well as offering horse riding lessons and a busy Pony Club, the school is renowned for its ever-growing RDA (Riding for the Disabled) provision for children and adults with disabilities and learning difficulties.

The Hanworth Classic is an event that we are particularly pleased to be involved in. It’s wonderful to see so many families out enjoying the day and the beautiful cars involved. But for us, it’s about much more than that.  The Hanworth Classic raises much needed funds for the wonderful local charity Shooting Star Chase.  A charity most of us are familiar with, they are a leading children’s hospice caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions. They support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care. Tending to those who are not fortunate enough to enjoy the easy family days out many of us can take for granted.  Above you can see our Brand Manager Rob Attwood presenting a donation cheque of £500 to Jane De Lay, Head of Community Engagement, from Shoot Star Hampton hospice.

In total, the show raised an incredible £25000 for the charity.  Thank you to everyone who came to visit!