Number of visitors to car show at Nowton Park exceeds expectations

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Pictured: Jim Cawte with his 1983 Morris Ital original Royal Mail van. ANL-160620-093828009

Cars on the Green Pictured: Jim Cawte with his 1983 Morris Ital original Royal Mail van. ANL-160620-093828009

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A popular car show at Nowton Park smashed records after attracting between 20,000 to 30,000 people who marvelled at about 1,300 exhibiting vehicles.

People queued to get into the Cars on the Green and Bury Motor Show on Father’s Day and organisers say the numbers attending exceeded expectations which they put down to the good weather.

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Adrian Balaam, chairman of Bury Retro Car Club which organises the event, said the vehicles spanned the last 100 years from 1916 upto brand new recently launched models.

The crowds could also enjoy demonstrations from a zumba group, mini go-karts, a bucking bronco, food stalls and entertainment.

Money raised from the event will benefit The Bungalow, in Bury St Edmunds, which supports young adults with additional needs.

It will also support Prostate Cancer UK, Crohn’s Disease, Scotty’s Little Soldiers and Great Barton Scout Group.

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Pictured: Clifford and Wendy Hall with their 1934 Ford 8 Model Y that has been in the family since 1945 ANL-160620-093432009

Cars on the Green Pictured: Clifford and Wendy Hall with their 1934 Ford 8 Model Y that has been in the family since 1945 ANL-160620-093432009

Nine trophies were awarded on the day including for best club stand, best dealership stand and various categories for the vehicles.

The event was supported by Abbey Motor Factors and Howdens Joinery.

Mr Balaam said: “A big thankyou to all of the volunteers, the exhibitors and visitors for making it worthwhile.”

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