Vin­tage year for town car show

Ve­hi­cles from pre-1986 go on dis­play

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION - by Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

PEO­PLE who feel the need for speed will be in for a treat this summer when vin­tage ve­hi­cles are dis­played in a vil­lage.

The Ger­rards Cross Clas­sic Car and Mo­tor­cy­cle Show, which takes place at the Memo­rial Cen­tre, in East Com­mon, was launched in 2009 and is now in its sixth year.

Since it started, it has gone on to at­tract more and more peo­ple each year and it is hoped that the trend will con­tinue this year.

It is or­gan­ised jointly by the Ro­tary Club of Ger­rards Cross and Chal­font St Peter, and the Abbey­field Ger­rards Cross So­ci­ety, which pro­vides hous­ing for the elderly in the vil­lage.

This year, cars and mo­tor­bikes from 1986 and ear­lier will be on dis­play, and are ex­pected to in­clude MGs, a Rolls Royce, Jaguars and Bent­leys.

Mo­tor­cy­cles will in­clude Har­ley David­sons and Tri­umphs.

Suzie Bower, of the Ger­rards Cross Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion, which is based at the Memo­rial Cen­tre and which hosts the event, said: “It’s a fam­ily event and it will give chil­dren the chance to see the cars that their par­ents and grand­par­ents used to drive. The own­ers of the ve­hi­cles will be there, so peo­ple will be able to ask them all about their his­tory.

“It’s got more and more pop­u­lar this year, and it’s is a nice thing for fam­i­lies to do dur­ing the summer break.”

The event this year takes place on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 13, from 2pm un­til 5pm, and peo­ple are en­cour­aged to go along with their fam­ily and friends.

Re­fresh­ments and a li­censed bar will be avail­able through­out the event.

En­try is £1 but chil­dren un­der the age of 14 get in for free.

If you would like to en­ter a car in the event, then call the Ger­rards Cross Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion on 01753 883 759, or go to www.gxca.org.uk.

IN THE DRIV­ING SEAT: Kit Rop­ner, 10, at last year’s event

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