Car fans get in gear for show

Classic car and motorbike show on Ipswich Street in Stowmarket.
Classic car and motorbike show on Ipswich Street in Stowmarket.

Hundreds of petrolheads flocked to Stowmarket town centre on Sunday for a classic car show to raise money for Walking with the Wounded.

The show, organised by Andrew Brown and Stowmarket Town Centre Partnership, saw around 130 classic vehicles line the streets.

Classic car and motorbike show on Ipswich Street in Stowmarket.

Classic car and motorbike show on Ipswich Street in Stowmarket.

Stars of the show included a 1951 Mercedes 220B convertible, which won best in show, a 1959 Peerless GT, which won the award for the car the judges would most like to drive home, a stunning 1936 Chrysler Wimbledon Limousine and a replica 1969 Porsche 917.

The event, organised to coincide with the Museum of East Anglian Life’s Steam Weekend and the John Peel Centre’s history project, is expected to raise around £1,200 for armed forces charity Walking with the Wounded.

Organiser Andrew Brown said: “The atmosphere in the town was like nothing I have ever seen.

“When I dreamt up this idea I thought we may get 30 or 40 cars on display.

Classic car and motorbike show on Ipswich Street in Stowmarket.

Classic car and motorbike show on Ipswich Street in Stowmarket.

“To end up with what we had was incredible.”