Hot rods draw crowds to the prom

CROWDS flocked to the seafront in Felixstowe to enjoy a double bill of rare cars and stunning art.

CROWDS flocked to the seafront in Felixstowe to enjoy a double bill of rare cars and stunning art.

More than 500 weird and wonderful vehicles were on display as customised cars and vintage gems, worth millions of pounds, lined up on the prom at Felixstowe on Saturday before moving on to Trinity Park.

The event, which lasted from Friday until today and was organised by the National Association of Street Clubs (NASC), attracted hundreds of visitors.

As well as classic vehicles, there were also hot rods - American cars with large engines.

Many watched as the cars cruised along the Felixstowe seafront, while others wanted a closer inspection and attended the public viewing day at Trinity Park yesterday.

Trevor Yeo, vice-chairman and photographer of the NASC, said: “There was a very large attendance. The promenade was filled with cars and the weather was good.

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“There were American vehicles, customised ones and some from the 1930s.

“I think people like coming to see the cars because there is such a variety of vehicles here.

Yesterdaythe popular event, Art on the Prom, dominated Felixstowe's promenade and saw scores of people enjoying the pieces on display.

More then 70 artists had their work featured at the sixth annual event. A variety of professional bands and entertainers also performed throughout the day.

As well as the opportunity to browse or buy original artworks, the Art in the Gardens workshops provided people with an opportunity to have a go at creating their own piece in one of the many media available.

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