The third Elveden Classic and Vintage Car show pulls record crowds

Minis through the ages from the upmarket 1969 Riley Elf in the foreground to modern BMW Minis  ANL-160606-092358009
Minis through the ages from the upmarket 1969 Riley Elf in the foreground to modern BMW Minis ANL-160606-092358009
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With more than 200 historic cars ranging from Minis to Rolls-Royces to see, and fine weather, the third Rotary Club’s third Elveden Classic and Vintage Car Show was the biggest yet.

Organiser Richard Curtis, president of Bury Abbey Rotary Club, said: “It was a fantastic day – absolutely unbelievable!

1960 Plymouth Fury, the car which inspired Stephen Kings Christine ANL-160606-092129009

1960 Plymouth Fury, the car which inspired Stephen Kings Christine ANL-160606-092129009

“We are delighted to see so many people having a great day out. Last year’s show was marred by the weather but we know that the show is establishing itself as a fixture in the events calendar for the local area.”

There were so many visitors that the car park was soon full and other spaces had to be found for visitors.

The show was organised with the NSPCC and is expected to raise £14,000 for them and Rotary charities: Women’s Refuge, First Responders and Emergency Box.

The event was supported by both national and local car clubs covering everything from Fords to Ferraris.

A couple admire a Triumph Spitfire roadster ANL-160606-092152009

A couple admire a Triumph Spitfire roadster ANL-160606-092152009

Many of the cars would have been ordinary family transport in their youth and brought back memories of childhood journeys or ‘my first car’.

But others had always been exotics, including Jaguars, Porsches and Elveden Estate’s owner Lord Iveagh’s 1928 Rolls-Royce shooting brake (estate car).

Shirley Letchworth and Lance Wickert with a 1947 Dodge pickup ANL-160606-092301009

Shirley Letchworth and Lance Wickert with a 1947 Dodge pickup ANL-160606-092301009