Memories from the Ipswich to Felixstowe Car Rally at Christchurch Park in 1980

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in this picture gallery?

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in this picture gallery? - Credit: Archant

Today’s Days Gone By is very much for car and bike enthusiasts as we take a look back at the Ipswich to Felixstowe Car Rally at Christchurch Park in 1980.

Hundreds of people attended the event in 1980

Hundreds of people attended the event in 1980 - Credit: Archant

A huge crowd gathered in the park to wander through the lines of vehicles ranging from classic cars and motorbikes.

Bikes were also on show for the Ipswich to Felixstowe vehicle rally in 1980

Bikes were also on show for the Ipswich to Felixstowe vehicle rally in 1980 - Credit: Archant

The then Mayor of Ipswich led the procession as a passenger in one of the historic vehicles.

The Mayor of Felixstowe is invited to lead the procession of vehicles

The Mayor of Felixstowe is invited to lead the procession of vehicles - Credit: Archant

The Ipswich to Felixstowe Car Rally is an annual event which sees up to 500 vehicles participate. The vehicles make a 10-mile journey from Christchurch Park to Felixstowe promenade and is still a highlight of the local calendar.

Do you remember this interesting vehicle?

Do you remember this interesting vehicle? - Credit: Archant

Organised by Ipswich Transport Museum, with help from volunteers, the event has been running for 49 years and is traditionally held on the first Sunday in May.

Tractors were also part of the attractions over 40 years ago

Tractors were also part of the attractions over 40 years ago - Credit: Archant

Did you attend the event in 1980? Can you spot yourself or someone you know in this picture gallery? Or have you taken part in more recent years?

Did you attended the annual event in 1980?

Did you attended the annual event in 1980? - Credit: Archant

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