THE serene setting of the Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens could be about to get a little noisier as it hosts its first classic car show.

This year’s CL Classics event has chosen the gardens as its venue and the profits from the show are set to go to the Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens Trust.

On Sunday, September 3, dozens of new and old motors will arrive at the venue, and petrol heads can explore at their leisure.

There’s something for all the family with a children’s play area, beer tent and market stalls scattered throughout the gardens.

A range of food and drink stalls will also be available on site.

A fancy dress competition will take place, with a 40s, 50s and 60s theme for outfits.

Everyone who dresses up will automatically be entered into the competition for a chance to win one of several secret prizes.

Tickets are available on the gate and cost £5 per adult. Under 12s go free of charge with an accompanying adult.

Payment at the gate is by cash only.

The Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens Trust is a charity and will receive 100 per cent of the ticket sales from the event.

CL Classics is made up of a group of classic car restorers based throughout Essex. They have been operating since 1971. Visit