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More than 100 classic cars go on display near Shrewsbury - with video

By James Pugh | In photos | Published:

More than 100 vehicles went on display as part of a classic car festival.

An enthusiast gets the roof down for the Shrewsbury Classic Car Festival

The Shrewsbury Classic Car Festival was held by Longden Village Hall.

The event, which also saw classic bikes go on display, raised money for Severn Hospice.

Shrewsbury classic car show

It also featured afternoon teas, cakes, stalls, ice cream van, hot food and snacks, live music, raffle, face paining, children's games and a children's sweet stand.

Organiser Ian Carley said Sunday's event had been a big success, adding: "It has gone really well. We have had over 100 cars – double what we had last year," he said.

Daisy Whitehead, aged 8, from Telford

"We have had Minis, Holden V8, MG V8. You name it and we had it here.

"There were also some new classics such as Mustang, Porsche and Ferrari. The oldest car was a 1929 Lea-Francis.

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"A scooter club turned up, we had some classic motorbikes and half a dozen tractors.

"There was a lot of choice and everyone seemed to have a really good time."

Todd Foster from Shrewsbury with his 1974 Mini Van

Mr Carley added: "It was the second year we have held this event. My dad, Norman, died two years ago and I wanted to raise something for the hospice and thank the people who cared for him while he was there.

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"We had 74 vehicles last year which was really pleasing, but to get over 100 this year is fantastic. There were loads of people there and we ran out of cakes.

"People came from far and wide. Someone came from Twickenham in Middlesex, Chester, and the north Wales MG club have been.

"This year we have been promised match-funding from Barclays Bank."

James Pugh

By James Pugh
@JamesP_Star

Chief reporter at the Shropshire Star covering north Shropshire based at the head office in Ketley.

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