June 4, 2011
photos: Crowds turn out for classic vehicle run in Burnham-On-Sea
120 vintage vehicles visited Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday evening
(June 4th) during the 18th annual Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle
cars, fire engines, classic cars, lorries and motorbikes were
among the vehicles taking part in this year's popular event, which
attracted a crowd of onlookers to the town's seafront.
Mayor and Mayoress, Michael and Maria Clarke, had the tricky job
of judging them.
Mayor's Cup for the best vehicle went to a 1960 Morris Minor owned
by Weston teenager Ben Harris (pictured at the top of this page).
18, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I'm really pleased and quite
shocked to have won - I've only owned the car for a year, but
have put a lot of work into it so this trophy is wonderful."
Mayor said he had chosen the car because it "really stood
out", adding: "It was a difficult decision because there
were so many superb vehicles, but the owner of this car clearly
takes pride in owning it."
event's organisers, Den Stone and Dave Hilburn (pictured right)
said they were pleased with how the event had gone.
had a great line-up of vehicles this year and it was nice to have
such a wonderful reception here in Burnham," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
go to everyone who has supported us. We hope to have raised a
good sum for the Mendip Multiple Sclerosis Society."
a gallery of photos from Saturday's event here
Big crowds flocked to see the vehicles in the Pier Street
Among those visiting Saturday's event were Somerset County
Council Chairman John Edney with his wife Betty and Cllr Neville
The display of vehicles attracted attention from young and
Collectors from Mendip Multiple Sclerosis Society at Saturday's
photos from Saturday's event are available here