Pictures: Helicopter Museum hosts Cadillacs and ‘Copters day

PUBLISHED: 10:00 19 May 2018

Amy and Nigel Davies with their 1972 Plymouth Duster.

Amy and Nigel Davies with their 1972 Plymouth Duster.

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More than 50 vehicles from the United States lined up at the Helicopter Museum in Locking last weekend.

Anthony Tate and his beautifully customised 1950 Chevy Pickup.Anthony Tate and his beautifully customised 1950 Chevy Pickup.

The museum, based in Locking Moor Road, hosted its second Cadillacs and ‘Copters event on Sunday.

Around 50 American cars were put on display, including Mustangs, Studebakers, Chevrolets, and, of course, Cadillacs.

Many of the vehicles exhibited are the only examples of their type this side of the Atlantic.

The museum also opened up several of its American helicopters so they could be seen up close, including a ‘Huey’ helicopter used in Vietnam.

A 1956 pink Cadillac owned by Richard Jefferies.A 1956 pink Cadillac owned by Richard Jefferies.

The museum’s Huey was shot down twice during the Vietnam War, and was patched up both times so it could be flown again.

Some visitors also went on experience flights on a helicopter to see Weston from above.

Mike Jones and his Ford F100 pickup from 1954.Mike Jones and his Ford F100 pickup from 1954.

Andy Rickards and his 1958 Edsel Ranger.Andy Rickards and his 1958 Edsel Ranger.

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