June 7, 2009 In
photos and video: 120 classic vehicles roll into Burnham-On-Sea
than 120 classic vehicles arrived on Burnham seafront on Saturday
6th) for the 16th annual Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle Road Run.
weather meant the crowd of spectators was down on previous years
- but dozens still turned out to watch the spectacle.
The 126 vehicles included vintage ice cream vans, police
cars and fire engines, alongside valuable old cars and motorbikes.
parked in the Morrisons car park on Burnham seafront to give the
public a chance to look over them before moving on to Glastonbury.
Mayor Derick Cooper, accompanied by his wife Christine, picked
a 1954 Riley 1.5 owned by Mrs J Pipes of Street, as the winner
of the Mayor's Trophy for the vehicle he would most like to take
home. "It's a beautiful car that's full of nostalgia - I
can remember seeing them on the road," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
road run is one of Somerset's largest annual gatherings of vintage
vehicles and attracts car enthusiasts and entries from all over
the country. Organiser Den Stone told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It
was great to see a good crowd of visitors today considering the
poor weather. We hope to have raised a good sum for MacMillan
also revealed: "Unfortunately, our finances are stretched,
so this may have been the last car run unless we can obtain further
grant funding for next year."