St Georges Day Classic Car Rally in Aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance

A record 300 classic cars took part in an annual St George’s Day charity rally held in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The event was organized by ‘The North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club’ The aim of the club is to promote the use of old or interesting vehicles of all ages and at the same time foster friendships with likewise minded people.

The club endeavours to show vehicles and entertain visitors at such events to emphasize the many benefits of owning and indeed enjoying an older vehicle.

The cars met at Sheringham Railway Station Car Park at 8.30am and were waved off at around 9.30am by Tony Nelson the Town Crier.

The cars took two routes to Old Buckenham Airfield to meet up for their inaugural “Wings and Wheels” event approx 50 miles away.

The start of the routes took the vehicles out of the car park down Station Road to the Clock Tower before turning left up Church Street to the A149 turning left to the roundabout and up Holway Road to the A148 when some turned left and others right.

The West Runton Scout Group provided tea coffee and traditional bacon butties at the start.

Club secretary Roy Buckley thanked all those who helped with the event, including his fellow committee members, volunteer marshals and Cromer car body shop owner Matthew Boyer, who provided free breakdown cover in his Reliant Re-alto three-wheeler.

“We have been delighted as this is the biggest number of cars we have ever had – we even had to stop any further entries a few days ago as the spaces were nearly all taken,” Mr Buckley said.

For more information, visit the club website: www.nncvc.org.uk

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