August 1 2014 Latest news:
Donna-Louise Bishop, Reporter
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Thousands of classic car and bike enthusiasts flooded the seaside town of Sheringham today when hundreds of vehicles revved their way into the annual festival.
From Fords to MGs, there was something for everyone as organiser and Lobster pub landlord Graham Deans explained.
“We’ve grown the event over the last five years, starting very small and each year adding to it,” he said.
“Vintage is very popular at the moment and about 3,000 to 5,000 people have come to enjoy this year’s event.
“We like to fill-up the town with people and Sheringham lends itself very easily to running these types of events. We nearly have got an event on in Sheringham every week so people have a good reason to come to the town.”
Vehicles, which stretched from the top of the high street down towards the promenade, included Bentleys, Aston Martins, Harley Davidson motorbikes and an old police car.
One of the oldest cars was a 1914, fully-restored, model T Ford.
Mr Deans added: “We are thankful for the support from the North Norfolk District Council and town councillors and our volunteers.
“This event takes about a year to plan and includes putting up posters to advertise the event and early publicity - we’ve already begun to think about next year’s event.
“People are even staying overnight now so that they get a prime space for their vehicles.”
The shield for the best turned out car competition was presented by Sheringham mayor Patricia Brooks.
The Lobster will be hosting a Harley Davidson ride-out on July 27, with around 450 bikes forming a one-and-a-half-mile convoy from Pretty Corner on the A149 to the town centre as part of Sheringham carnival.
• For more information, visit www.sheringhamcarnival.com