Vintage vehicle lovers roll up and get behind the wheel of some unique drives in Shrewsbury - with pictures

By Aimee Jones | Shrewsbury entertainment | Published:

A range of unique vehicles were available for the public to drive at a new charity event.

About 100 people attended the inaugural 'have-a-go' day at Greenous West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury.

The sold out event, which cost £25 per ticket, gave the public the opportunity to drive some unique vehicles.

It was hosted by the organisers of the Shrewsbury Steam Rally and featured everything from steam engines and rollers and army tanks to vintage lorries, mini diggers and tractors.

Edward Goddard, chairman of The County of Salop Steam Engine Society, said: "It's something that we have never done before but it was very successful and everyone had a good time. Everyone looked like they were really enjoying themselves which is great. And of course, the weather was kind to us thankfully.

"It was all about having fun and an experience - not about attracting thousands of people. People have already said to me that we ought to do it against next year. I'm not promising anything but it's something we will look into.

"We're really pleased to be working in conjunction with the West Mid Showground and they have been very hospitable to us."

All money raised on Saturday will be split between the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and The Rural Charity which raises funds for individuals, groups and organisations who share an interest in agriculture and the rural economy of Shropshire.

Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones

News reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering North Shropshire, including Ellesmere, Whitchurch and Wem.


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