Wakefield Classic & American Car and Bike Show drives success in city centre

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Following the recent Wakefield Classic & American Car and Bike Show, organised by Wakefield BID, the event has been hailed as a tremendous success, drawing crowds from near and far to the heart of Wakefield City Centre.

Following the recent Wakefield Classic & American Car and Bike Show, organised by Wakefield BID, the event has been hailed as a tremendous success, drawing crowds from near and far to the heart of Wakefield City Centre. Thomas Wales, Chief Executive of Wakefield BID, expressed his delight at the overwhelming positive response from both attendees and local businesses.

“The day was a huge success,” stated Thomas Wales. “The turnout and feedback from the public and businesses alike demonstrate the value and impact of events like the Wakefield Classic & American Car and Bike Show on our community.”

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Key highlights from the event, which took place on Sunday, April 28, 2024, include:

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Picture from Wakefield BID presents Wakefield Classic & American Car and Bike Show 2024
  • 93% of the public cited the event as the primary reason for visiting Wakefield City Centre, with 95% of businesses reporting that it met or exceeded their expectations.
  • An impressive 97% satisfaction rate was recorded among attendees.
  • 89% of respondents expressed their intention to return for next year’s event.
  • Survey results indicated that 39% of attendees are likely to spend money in retail establishments, 52% in cafes, and 22% in pubs, bars, and restaurants.
  • A notable 67% of businesses observed an increase in customers and revenue during the event.
  • The event also contributed to a significant 40% increase in footfall compared to the previous Sunday.
  • Most importantly, the event raised £1,161.73 in funds for Wakefield Hospice, underscoring the community’s generosity and support for a worthy cause.

“We are immensely proud of the positive impact this event has had on our local community, both in terms of economic stimulation and charitable contributions,” added Thomas Wales. “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated, attended, and supported the Wakefield Classic & American Car and Bike Show.”

For a visual recap of the day’s highlights, a photo gallery can be found on the Wakefield BID Facebook page here.