Monster entertainment as Harewood House motor show marks 21st year

A four-by-four ‘monster truck’ nicknamed Big Foot thrilled the crowds at Harewood House as thousands of people turned out for The Yorkshire Post Motor Show and Classic Car Rally.

Big Foot in action during the Yorkshire Post Motor Show at Harewood House

Hundreds of vehicles adorned the spectacular grounds of the estate as the Father’s Day event celebrated its 21st year.

Among the treats on show was a 1943 Dodge WC51 Weapons Carrier used in the Second World War during the Normandy campaign. The truck was badly damaged and rebuilt in an annexed Mercedes Benz factory being run by the US Army. Its owner Richard Hulme restored the vehicle, which had been imported as a non-runner.

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The headline act was 4x4 expert Nigel Morris with his Big Foot 17 monster truck, a vehicle which has previously featured on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

A Mclaren 12C Spyder, the convertible version of McLaren’s supercar, was also on show. The event this year paid tribute to the Land Rover Defender which is due to go out of production in its current form at the end of this year.

The show featured classic cars as well as a selection of stands for motor dealers from the region.