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Hundreds of vintage vehicles park up at Norfolk Showground

PUBLISHED: 21:07 22 April 2018 | UPDATED: 21:43 22 April 2018

More than 300 classic and vintage vehicles were on display at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: Eastern Counties Vintage

More than 300 classic and vintage vehicles were on display at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: Eastern Counties Vintage

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Fleets of classic vintage cars, tractors and lorries descended on the Norfolk Showground at the weekend for the sixth Eastern Counties Vintage Fair

More than 300 classic and vintage vehicles were on display at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: Eastern Counties VintageMore than 300 classic and vintage vehicles were on display at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: Eastern Counties Vintage

More than 300 vehicles dating as far back as the 1930s went on display for hundreds of visitors over the two day event.

There were military vehicles, classic caravans, trade stands and shopping stalls for punters to peruse.

Organiser Mike Curtis said the turnout had been on par with previous years.

“There was a good amount of commercial vehicles - with around 150 odd heavy commercials and there were about 120 to 130 tractors,” he said.

More than 300 classic and vintage vehicles were on display at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: Eastern Counties VintageMore than 300 classic and vintage vehicles were on display at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: Eastern Counties Vintage

“There has been vintage right the way up to the modern day stuff.

“This has been our sixth year. Roger Desborough was a real vintage man - he was the organiser and he decided there should be a show in the Norfolk area. We have had pre-40s vintage cars like Bugattis of the type that would have done the London to Brighton run and there was about 40 of them.

“Some came from Ashford in Kent and one of the commercials even came from Scotland.

“The atmosphere has been absolutely brilliant.”

Julie Woodrow, steward at the commercial section, said they were “very pleased” to have had over 160 commercial vehicles.
“It has been a broad brush selection of kinds of different manufacturers,” she said.

“There are more here than last year so it is very much a growing event. It has been brilliant.

“We have always wanted to do a commercial vehicles show in East Anglia because Norfolk has never had much of a commercial gathering. When they were originally doing the tractor show they asked us to come along and help with the commercial. We have now built it up into a very impressive selection.

“We have new exhibitors all the time. There are too many to have favourites but there isn’t a single lorry I would not be pleased to have at home.
“We have been so pleased with the weather and we had to keep an eye out because it said maybe showers from 3pm, but it held off most of the day.

“It is a nice friendly show and it is not just exhibitors, it is friends who are exhibitors.”

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