Classic cars rev up at Sheringham to boost Break charity

Around 200 classic cars from Beetles to Buicks lined up at Sheringham's Station Road car park on Saturday, before heading of for a 39-mile sponsored rally in aid of special needs charity Break.

Organised for the third consecutive year by North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club (NNCVC) as part of an annual "Drive It" day run by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, the event kicked off at 10am with town crier Tony Nelson and mayor Doug Smith waving drivers off as they headed for Strumpshaw Steam Museum.

Cars taking part ranged from Ford Granadas and vintage Minis, to Rolls Royces, E-Type Jaguars and, particularly popular with onlookers, a red Ferrari Testarossa.

Club chairman Geoff Jones hope the rally would equal the success of last year's event, which raised �2,100 for Break, which provides holidays and respite care for children and adults with learning disabilities.

As well as asking friends and family to sponsor them, drivers gave donations for route maps and bought raffle tickets and commemorative photographs.

"The amount we raised last year was absolutely superb," Mr Jones said. "And I think that, because we're such a friendly club, many people donated much more than the suggested entry fee."

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