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PUBLISHED: 20:57 30 September 2015 | UPDATED: 20:57 30 September 2015

Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival

Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival

Andy Russell

The heart of Reepham was turned in little Italy when the town staged its second annual classic car and bike festival.

The Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival filled the town’s Market Place on Sunday with a feast of Ferraris and other Italian exotica of the two and four-wheeled variety with its theme of Cool Italia theme.

As well as a host of classic Italian car marques, including the likes of Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat and Lancia and Maserati, there were motorbikes and scooters from from MV Augusta, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Lambretta and Vespa.

And the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride also called in as part of their Cromer to Norwich motorcycle run to raise awareness and help fund a cure for prostate cancer.

Joining the Italian marques were other outstanding exhibits from last year’s festival and interesting classic including a mob of Minis, Mercedes-Benz, MGs, Triumphs, Jaguars and some homegrown talent in the shape of a little Lotus Elan.

Peter Fitzjohn, who started the festival last year, said about 85 cars were on show as well as a host of motorcycles with people staying later into the afternoon this year.

While Mr Fitzjohn organises many of the cars on display, the event is run and marshalled by Reepham Raptors Motorcycle Club and it raised about £500 through voluntary donations for the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes.

“I have had quite a few emails from people saying how good it was, how much they enjoyed it and could we do it again next year,” he said.

And the good news for motoring enthusiasts is that he is already thinking about a theme for next year’s event.

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