Crowds flock to see classics at Wroxham Barns

1970's Show and Shine event at Wroxham Barns. Dressed up for the event is Baz Mungham and Michele va

1970's Show and Shine event at Wroxham Barns. Dressed up for the event is Baz Mungham and Michele van der Water pictured with their friends 1971 Reliant Scimitar.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The grounds of Wroxham Barns looked like a film set for such television classics as The Sweeney and The Professionals when 120 cars from the 1970s rolled in.

1970's Show and Shine event at Wroxham Barns. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

1970's Show and Shine event at Wroxham Barns. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Enthusiasts drove their classics to Hoveton today from as far afield as Worthing in Sussex and admirers came to see them from all over the country.

Paul McAlpine, co-founder of the Norwich Classic Vehicle Club and proud owner of a 1972 Vauxhall Victor, said: 'This was the first event of its kind. Vehicles from the 1970s get overlooked at most car shows and I wanted to organise an event for the decade that style forgot.'

He said the Super Dooper 70s Show and Shine event had been widely advertised on the internet and at other shows and he had spoken to fans who had come from as far away as Wigan and County Durham especially for it.

Memories of the decade were brought flooding back by cars ranging from Austin Maxis, Morris Marinas and Ford Capris to Hillman Imps and Relaint Scimitars.


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The crowds were even treated to a taste of weather reminiscent of the summer of '76.

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