Classic car cavalcade

PUBLISHED: 14:00 15 July 2015

Mark Hayward and his Alvis Speed 20.

Mark Hayward and his Alvis Speed 20.

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CONGRESBURY’s inaugural classic car show and tour was rated a ‘great success’ by organisers on Sunday as it raised £2,000 towards the village’s new community hall.

Harvey and Ben in a minature Landrover.Harvey and Ben in a minature Landrover.

Nearly 100 cars gathered at Cadbury Garden Centre, where enthusiasts shared motoring tales and admired each other’s vintage and classic machinery.

Highlights included Terry Clarke’s homage to the Napier Railton, painstakingly created in a four-year labour of love, a 1926 Buick Tourer owned by Pat Leech, and James Turner’s Ferrari F355.

Six-year-old Ben Payne cruised the pavements in his 1:2 scale Land Rover, built by his father and powered by two wheelchair motors.

Drivers enjoyed a 40-mile tour through the Chew Valley and Mendips Hills before meeting at Congresbury’s White Hart for a barbecue.

Hand built one of a kind Cummins Railton Special.Hand built one of a kind Cummins Railton Special.

Organisers Mark Whitchurch and Mark Hayward thanked sponsors including Cadbury, the White Hart and Debbie Fortune Estate Agents, and vowed to return ‘bigger and better’ in 2016.

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