Vintage vehicle display draws crowds
VIDEO A VAST collection of vintage cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses made for a spectacular sight as more than 600 historic vehicles took part in the annual Ipswich to Felixstowe rally.
A VAST collection of vintage cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses made for a spectacular sight as more than 600 historic vehicles took part in the annual Ipswich to Felixstowe rally.
Thousands lined the streets, eager to catch a glimpse of motoring from a bygone era, as the display made its way from Ipswich to the seaside.
The 37th Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run, organised by Ipswich Transport Museum, began in Christchurch Park where the Ipswich's mayor, Henry Davies, inspected the fleet before sending them on their way.
After reaching Felixstowe's seafront, the vehicles parked along the promenade where they remained throughout the afternoon.
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Event organiser Peter Bannister said this year's run had been the biggest yet.
“It's been a great success,” he said. “We had in excess of 600 vehicles which is the best ever and there seemed to be more visitors too. I think the nice dry weather helped.
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“There weren't too many breakdowns and everyone has had a great day.
“Between Ipswich and Felixstowe, the authorities tell us the numbers watching was up to 20,000.”
Every vehicle taking part was at least 32-years-old. The oldest this year was a 1913 Foden Steam Lorry, while the newest cars included a Ford Cortina and a Triumph Stag, both built in 1975.
One of the star attractions was a pair of Stanley steam-powered cars, built in 1922.
See tomorrow's Evening Star for more pictures from the day.