Raising a hot rod smile for Luca

PUBLISHED: 13:58 27 March 2012 | UPDATED: 12:42 29 March 2012

Around 300 people attended the show.

Around 300 people attended the show.

Archant

HOT rods turned a pub into a rock n roll car show on Sunday in support of a young fan diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Nearly 100 enthusiasts from the A602 Club brought their fabulously crazy cars and bikes to The Dun Cow in Stevenage for a day-long fundraiser to help 10-year-old Luca Allen and his family.

Luca of Sish Lane, Stevenage is undergoing almost daily radiotherapy and chemotherapy at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He was guest of honour at the event called The Luca Smile Show where he chose his favourite hot rod as the winner of best in show.

Around 300 people turned out raising over £5,000 to support Luca’s mum and dad Virgil and Sonia with travel expenses as well as to fund a trip to Disneyland, Paris for the family.

Organiser and family friend David Patterson who thanked pub staff and fellow organisers for their hard work said: “Luca had a lovely day. There was a great atmosphere. Everyone really enjoyed it.”

* A classic motorbike, car and hot rod show at The White Lion in Baldock High Street on Sunday will also be raising funds for Luca. Organised by the Roadrunners Club in association with the A602 and Stevenage Classic Car clubs, it takes place from 10am to 5pm.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

More news stories

A former football coach who was arrested in Stevenage last year after being found unconscious in a hotel in the town has been charged with 55 child sex offences.

A caring 80-year-old hair stylist from Stevenage helped rescue a lost mother duck and her nine ducklings by walking with them for ¾ mile across busy roads and open fields to water.

17:03

A student from Potton has taken a trip back in time to find out more about her Italian heritage.

17:00

The Urban Soul Orchestra is set to release a Classic Ibiza album ahead of its Knebworth House performance next month.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter