Grand Opening of

“The Carding Shed”

Sunday, 14th October 2012



Dobroyd Mills, Hepworth, HD9 1AF Holmfirth

A new themed classic car emporium which harks back to the golden age of British motoring looks set to become a magnet for owners when it opens its doors to visitors on 14th October 2012.

The Hepworth Autodrome at The Carding Shed is the vision of enterprising classic car enthusiast Ian Kellett who is expanding his specialist restoration and historic race car preparation business to include a period display of Fifties and Sixties cars alongside a cafe and related retail units.

Located in the heart of ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ country near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, the Carding Shed will feature the ‘Oil Can Cafe’ where visitors can enjoy traditional cooked meals and high teas; browse an automobilia bookshop and antique centre; and even purchase a period outfit from ‘High Society’ offering quality vintage and retrospective clothing.

Ian hopes the expansion in the magnificent former textile mill will echo the nostalgic feel of the historic Goodwood Motoring Festival which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the south coast venue to soak up the period atmosphere and racing scene from a bygone age.

With the stunning Pennine backdrop, the Carding Shed’s location is ideally suited to attract motoring enthusiasts looking to enjoy driving on a network of unspoilt roads which remain largely unchanged from the days their classic cars were built.

Perfect for club runs and organised visits, the Carding Shed is also the ideal venue for business meetings with a difference as well as function hire and nostalgic music nights.

IK Classics continue to offer bespoke car restoration and race preparation facilities as well as routine servicing and MoT work on all cars alongside classic and general vehicle long and short term storage.


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