Record-breaking crowds for popular car show at Nowton Park

Cars on the Green in Nowton Park''Pictured: Julie Gast with her 2010 Chevrolet Cammara SS ANL-150621-235113009
Cars on the Green in Nowton Park''Pictured: Julie Gast with her 2010 Chevrolet Cammara SS ANL-150621-235113009
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A car show in Bury St Edmunds stepped up a gear after pulling in a record breaking 15,000 visitors and nearly 1,000 vehicles.

The Bury Retro Car Club managed to get 957 exhibitors for the 2015 Cars on the Green and The Bury Motor Show at Nowton Park on Sunday.

Cars on the Green in Nowton Park''Pictured: Grant Howlett with his 1955 MG ZA ANL-150621-234836009

Cars on the Green in Nowton Park''Pictured: Grant Howlett with his 1955 MG ZA ANL-150621-234836009

While this was just short of their aim of 1,000, they are pleased with the response to the annual event which had activities to cater for all ages.

Charlie Ruddock, club chairman and event manager who organises it with Adrian Balaam and Daniel Pearson, said: “It went fantastically well and definitely exceeded our expectations.

“There was a real family feel and people just enjoying the park.”

Among those on show were dealerships from Bury, classic cars, individuals and clubs.

Cars on the Green in Nowton Park ANL-150621-234737009

Cars on the Green in Nowton Park ANL-150621-234737009

Nine trophies were handed out in categories including best car and through the decades.

The show has been held for eight years at various locations and has raised more than £25,000 for local charities and good causes.

This year those to benefit are brain injury rehabilitation centre Icanho, in Stowmarket and Scotty’s Little Soliders, which helps the children of fallen military service personnel. A Ford Mondeo, provided by Steve Scott, was raffled off in aid of the charities.

Cars on the Green in Nowton Park''Pictured: Tony Bruton with his 1960 Chevolet Belair ANL-150621-234925009

Cars on the Green in Nowton Park''Pictured: Tony Bruton with his 1960 Chevolet Belair ANL-150621-234925009