2017 Tatton Shows To Be ‘Biggest and Best’ As A Tribute To Edgar
CHESHIRE AUTO PROMOTIONS, organisers of the famous Tatton Park classic events, are mourning the death of one of their founders, Edgar Milner, following a long illness.
Edgar was one of a quartet of like-minded dyedin-the-wool enthusiasts who ran their first Tatton Park Classic Car Show over three decades ago; today, CAP run a trio of hugely successful events at the Knutsford venue and this year they are hoping for the biggest and best as a tribute.
Stuart Holmes is now the last of the four still involved and he told CMM that the shows will continue to go from strength to strength run by a combination of his family and Edgar's. He added: "As the years have rolled by, our families have got more and more involved. Edgar will obviously be very sadly missed, but he would have been delighted that our shows go on.
"He was always looking forward to new challenges and right up until the last few weeks of his life, he was eagerly anticipating the new season I'll hear his voice in my ear this year while we're setting up. He'll certainly be there in spirit!"
Edgar's daughter Michelle Milner said that mum Liz and herself will continue to be right in the thick of things. "Dad hadn't been well these last few years, so we've been very much involved and will continue to be so. We'll make the shows as good as we possibly can, just for him."
CAP are again running three shows at Tatton Park in 2017, the Classic & Performance Car Spectacular & Cheshire Autojumble on June 3 & 4, The Stars & Stripes Classic American Show on July 1 & 2 and the Tatton Park Passion For Power Classic Motor Show on August 19 & 20.
Michelle added that Edgar, a father of four with four grandchildren, who was in his 70s, "couldn't have been more family oriented".
"I know that he would have been proud that his family will be carrying on his good work."
From p. 13 of issue April 2017
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