A GRADE II listed country house near Carnforth is to host approximately 500 cars and bikes for the north west's largest classic car show.

Leighton Hall will be reverberating to the rumble of carburettors will host the 19th Leighton Classic Car and Bike Show.

The fell-backed terrace and parkland will be full of well-polished classic cars including MGs, Austin 7’s and Triumphs, as well as motorcycles, vans, trucks, 4x4s, military transport, and restored commercial vehicles.

There will be trade stands and auto-jumble for the auto enthusiasts, while others can sit back and enjoy full arena displays and commentary with refreshments.

Home to the famous furniture-making Gillow family, the hall’s many attractions make it a fun-packed day out for the whole family. Leighton Hall is famous for its priceless furniture and visitors are welcome to explore inside, with house tours running from 1pm, for a small charge. There is also plenty to keep mini-visitors motoring with a children’s playground, caterpillar maze, woodland walk and tree face trail. The charming tearoom is perfect for a vintage relaxing pit-stop and refuel.

Located 10 minutes’ drive from junction 35 of the M6, and well-signposted, the show runs from 10am-4pm. At £7 per adult and £2.50 for children, entrance includes admission to the grounds, gardens and parkland.

This is one of two motoring events in Leighton’s calendar this year. The Leighton Hall Motorcycle Hill Climb takes place on Sunday 23rd September. See www.leightonhall.co.uk for details.