American Car Day – Another Great Success

The Stars and Stripes flag was raised at 8.30 on the morning of October 10th as final preparations were made for this momentous event at Heage Windmill.

Attila Csorba, a great friend of the mill and the instigator of this event, was a significant part of an excellently organised day which, once again, proved a great success.

The American Car Day is always a colourful, atmospheric and fun event. The owners are full of good humour and totally relaxed, and of course immensely proud of their ‘beauties’.  Also, every time an engine starts up, there is that wonderful V8 throaty sound!


To add to the success of the day, the Visitor Centre organised tours in and around the windmill throughout the day with over 60 people taken round the mill.

Feedback in the Visitors Book was very encouraging. Sales of ice cream, flour, tea and coffee, souvenirs kept the shop staff busy.

The two ‘Bs’, the Burger Van and Bric a Brac, were, as ever, very popular, but the main joy was to be able to walk among the wonderful vehicles, to talk with the owners and enjoy the sight of the windmill with its sails turning, knowing that Heage Windmill Flour was milled here. And we must not forget the glorious weather!

A final vote of thanks… once again, Bowmer and Kirkland kindly allowed us to us their Car Park. This was a tremendous help, so many thanks to this local firm – and our neighbours, who are always always supportive.