Sunshine and vintage vehicles draw the crowds to King’s Lynn car show

King's Lynn's Classic Car Day on the Tuesday Market Place. Picture: Ian Burt

King's Lynn's Classic Car Day on the Tuesday Market Place. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Perfect weather greeted vintage car enthusiasts in west Norfolk as more than 240 vehicles went on show at the Tuesday Market Place in King's Lynn.

The annual classic car day on Sunday was held alongside Heritage Open Day and hundreds of people travelled to the town to enjoy both free events.

Elizabeth Nockolds, borough council cabinet member for culture, heritage and health, said: 'It was amazing and people were thanking us for such a well-organised day. As it was Heritage Open Day as well, the whole town was buzzing. There were about 240 cars and it was a perfect day with perfect weather.

'It's too early to say for sure, but we plan to hold it again next year.'

Vehicles on display included the 1904 Oldsmobile Curvedash that featured in the musical Genevieve, a Morris Isis Coupe and several other vintage Morrises and Fords. From the 1950s and 1960s there were Wolseleys, Vauxhalls, Singers, Hillmans and Sunbeams.

During the event people voted for the Best in the Show award.

The winner was a Riley Monaco owned by David Walker, who received the Les Daubney Memorial Trophy, which is sponsored by Nick Daubney in memory of his late father.

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Mr Daubney, borough councillor for South Wootton, said: 'It was a fantastic day, with loads of different types, sizes and ages of cars. It was really well-attended, and the Tuesday Market Place was jam-packed with people looking at the cars. There was a lot of excitement and people really enjoyed themselves.'

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