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‘Brilliant’ classic car show set to raise hundreds for charity

PUBLISHED: 16:44 27 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:11 27 May 2018

Clive Morris in period police uniform with his 1951 Ford V8 Pilot former police car at the Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Clive Morris in period police uniform with his 1951 Ford V8 Pilot former police car at the Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Car fanatics and enthusiasts were treated to a spectacle this bank holiday weekend as they came together for a car show.

The Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

More than 200 classic and vintage cars were booked in for the popular event which takes place in the scenic walled gardens of the Elveden Estate.

For the last five years Lord and Lady Iveagh have opened their estate for the show, which is organised by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s (NSPCC) west Suffolk branch and the Bury Abbey Rotary Club.

Organiser Richard Curtis said: “It was a fantastic day, we had thousands of people come by and we won’t know for sure how many until we have counted up the money we have raised.

“We would love to thank the members of the public for their generosity and we think this might be a record year.”

The Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Money raised will be split between the NSPCC and local charities supported by the rotary club.

Last year Bury St Edmunds Rotary Club, who organised the event, raised more than £20,000 and it is through events like the classic car show that they hope to smash the target this year.

A line up of Ferraris at the Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYA line up of Ferraris at the Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An early racing jaguar at the Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAn early racing jaguar at the Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An aircraft figurehead on a Ford V8 Pilot car at the Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAn aircraft figurehead on a Ford V8 Pilot car at the Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An aircraft figurehead on a Ford V8 Pilot car at the Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAn aircraft figurehead on a Ford V8 Pilot car at the Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Cars at the Elveden Classic Car show reflected in a hub cap. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYCars at the Elveden Classic Car show reflected in a hub cap. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A figurehead on the bonnet of a Pontiac at the Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYA figurehead on the bonnet of a Pontiac at the Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Adam Hall, 14, from Wymondham, studies the front of a 1969/70 Riley Elf at the Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAdam Hall, 14, from Wymondham, studies the front of a 1969/70 Riley Elf at the Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Artwork on a Mustang at the Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYArtwork on a Mustang at the Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Neil Heywood from Royston at the Elveden Classic Car show with his 1930 Rover 10/25, which has spent from 1946 to 1968 (maybe longer) at Elveden belonging to garage owner Roy Budden. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNeil Heywood from Royston at the Elveden Classic Car show with his 1930 Rover 10/25, which has spent from 1946 to 1968 (maybe longer) at Elveden belonging to garage owner Roy Budden. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Neil Heywood from Royston at the Elveden Classic Car show with his 1930 Rover 10/25, which has spent from 1946 to 1968 (maybe longer) at Elveden belonging to garage owner Roy Budden. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNeil Heywood from Royston at the Elveden Classic Car show with his 1930 Rover 10/25, which has spent from 1946 to 1968 (maybe longer) at Elveden belonging to garage owner Roy Budden. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY


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