Crowds flock to see classic cars

SEWERBY Hall hosted its best-ever classic and vintage vehicle rally with more than 1,000 visitors taking a close up view of over 400 exhibits.

Richard Boyes, chairman of East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club which organises the event, said: "It was one of the best attended both from the visitor and exhibitor point of view and a great success."

Exhibitors came from far and wide and included buses, wagons, motorcycles, a whole range of classic cars, enthusiasts demonstrating stationary engines and quirky exhibits like the man who collects oil cans.

Bridlington MP Greg Knight and his wife Janet were among those taking part.

Mr Knight, well-known as a classic car enthusiast, brought along his 1972 Jensen Interceptor Coupe, one of a number in his personal collection.

He also presented prizes to 15 class winners including best in show which this year went to a single-deck AEC Reliance C41C Plaxton Embassy bus built in 1961 and exhibited by George Atkin of Lincolnshire.

The event was lucky enough to have fine weather, unlike nearby Flamborough Head which spent most of the day shrouded in mist and low cloud.

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