Thousands flock to see car show

HUNDREDS of classic British and outrageous cars are gathered in Suffolk this Bank Holiday for a spectacular showcasing event.Car enthusiasts have flocked from around the country and as far afield as Holland for the 34th Street Rod Nationals in Trinity Park, Ipswich.

HUNDREDS of classic British and outrageous cars are gathered in Suffolk this Bank Holiday for a spectacular showcasing event.

Car enthusiasts have flocked from around the country and as far afield as Holland for the 34th Street Rod Nationals in Trinity Park, Ipswich.

With more than 650 different vehicles on display, the organisers of the event, the National Association of Street Clubs (NASC), believe they have broken a world record.

The Felixstowe promenade was packed on Saturday as people lined the route to watch the Monster Cruise take place. Yesterday scores of people also made their way to Trinity Park for the event's only public day, where there was a chance to enjoy plenty of fun activities including a watching a Drive Thru display, listening to live music and having a go on funfair rides including the dodgems.


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The event, which attracted vehicles like classic British cars, choppers and hot rods (American cars with large engines), was due to officially finish today.

Trevor Yeo, vice-chairman of the NASC, said: “It went really well. We had a very big turn-out of cars and we have been told we have broken a record for having the highest number of these cars on one site.

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“The seafront was packed on Saturday as it was a lovely day. The public was not put off by the weather on Sunday, as they still came along to see the cars.

“It is quite unique to have so many different cars in the one area. You see some of the same cars every year, but there are always some new ones that people have built over the year and that is always good.

“We were very pleased with the attendance.”

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