THE ANNUAL classic car show has been cancelled in St Helens town centre this year.

Organised by St Helens Council and the St Helens Classic Car Association, the Classic Car shows have been popular events in St Helens and Earlestown over the years.

Showcasing a wide range of vintage vehicles and classic motors, the event has been a notable attraction on the calendar and has brought in crowds of all ages.

However, it has been confirmed that the event in St Helens town centre, usually scheduled in August, will not be taking place this year.

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St Helens Star: The classic car shows have been a popular event in St Helens and EarlestownThe classic car shows have been a popular event in St Helens and Earlestown (Image: St Helens Council)
St Helens Council has confirmed that the usual event will not go ahead this year due to “consistent budget cuts” from central government.

However, many vintage vehicles will be on show at the St Helens Heritage Festival, set to take place on Saturday, May 25.

Following on from the success of last year's festival, the event will showcase the town's proud industrial history, the borough's historic influence on the railways, and the glory days of Saints throughout the club's 151-year history.

Vintage vehicles, including a classic bus courtesy of the North West Road Museum of Transport, will be on display in Victoria Square.

St Helens Star: The event will still take place in EarlestownThe event will still take place in Earlestown (Image: St Helens Council)
The council has also had withdraw the normal level of support for the classic car event in Earlestown, although this has been saved and re-organised by the Newton and Earlestown Community Group.

With classic cars set to line up down Oxford Street and Market Street, the Earlestown town centre event is set to take place from 10am on Saturday, July 6.

A St Helens Borough Council spokesperson said: “Classic Car Shows in St Helens and Earlestown have been organised by the St Helens Classic Car Association for a number of years with support from the council.

“Although we are unable to provide the same level of support than previous years due to consistent budget cuts, we are working with members of the association to identify ways these popular event cans continue to take place in both St Helens and Earlestown town centres."