Call for historic vehicle owners

IPSWICH Transport Museum is on the lookout for 500 star attractions to take part in their annual Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle run.The event, which will run for the 36th consecutive year on Sunday, May 7, will be sponsored by Ipswich-based Metaltec Engineering Limited.

IPSWICH Transport Museum is on the lookout for 500 star attractions to take part in their annual Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle run.

The event, which will run for the 36th consecutive year on Sunday, May 7, will be sponsored by Ipswich-based Metaltec Engineering Limited.

Last year more than 500 vehicles took part in the event and the museum is aiming for a similar turnout in 2006.

Colin Norfolk, Rally Manager for the Museum said 'We are about to mail out the entry forms to people who have taken part in previous years, but we always welcome new entrants, particularly those with pre-war, rare or unusual vehicles.

“Vehicles have to be over 30-years-old to take part, but we really like to see pre-war vehicles as there are more vehicles from the 60's and 70's about nowadays.”

The museum, which is based in Cobham Road, has received confirmation that planned work to Christchurch Park and Felixstowe promenade will not affect the event.

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Mr Norfolk added: “Entrants pay a fee to cover administration and insurance costs, but the event is free to watch and we believe it's the biggest free show in Suffolk. We reckon over 20,000 people saw the run last year.”

Further details can be obtained from the Ipswich Transport Museum by telephoning 01473 715666 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm) or by e-mail on enquiries@ipswichtransportmuseum.co.uk

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