Over 100 classic cars set to visit Burnham for Vale of Avalon
100 classic vehicles are expected to arrive on Burnham-On-Sea's
seafront on Saturday evening (June 2nd) during the 19th annual
Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle Road Run.
popular event will show off a range of vintage vehicles, from
cars and military vehicles, to emergency service vehicles and
idea for the run was first born in 1993, when Den Stone, a lorry
enthusiast from Glastonbury, wondered what to do with his vintage
run starts in Glastonbury and the vehicles will move into Burnham-On-Sea,
arriving at the Pier Street Car Park on the South Esplanade at
cars will be on show until around 7pm when the Mayor of Burnham,
Cllr Ken Smout, will present awards to the best entries. Funds
raised by the run will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
are really looking forward to the event and hope that as many
people as possible will be around to look at the cars and help
us to raise money for this good cause," organiser Daphne
Stone told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
its beginning, the run has gone from strength to strength and
over the years has raised approximately £35,000 for various
those receiving funds have been British Diabetics, Children's
Hospice South West, the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, the
Gurkha Welfare Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Mendip
Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, which once again will
be the beneficiary this year.
are given for vehicles that stir a memory and not necessarily
those in best show condition, which means all the vehicles have
an equal chance of winning something.
run is open to various vehicles cars, vans, commercial
vehicles, military vehicles, American vehicles, motorbikes
almost anything except tractors, simply because they cannot keep
up on the run. The only condition is that vehicles must be more
than 20 years old.
vehicles will begin arriving at Bretenoux Road in Glastonbury
from 2.30pm, with many being in position by 4pm, giving the public
time to look at the vehicles, buy a programme and make donations
to charity. The drivers and passengers will then leave for Burnham-On-Sea,
arriving at around 6pm.
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