Published: June 2, 2012
In photos: Crowds turn out for classic vehicle run in Burnham-On-Sea

Large crowds turned out to watch over 120 classic vehicles arrive in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday evening (June 1st) during the 20th annual Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle Road Run.

Fire engines, classic cars, lorries and motorbikes were among the 120 vehicles on show at this year's event - one of the biggest to date.

Burnham's Mayor and Mayoress, Martrin and Arlene Cox, had the tricky job of picking a winner and chose a 1942 Ford Jeep owned by Jeff Glasser from Meare, pictured.

Cllr Cox told "It's been a tough decision to pick a winner because of the superb quality of the many vehicles, but this jeep really stood out for us."

He added: "It was great to see a good turnout of onlookers this year, helped by the sunny weather. I am very supportive of events like this that bring people into our town."

The event's organiser, Den Stone added: "Thanks go to everyone who has supported us again this year."

"We have raised over £35,000 for charity over the past 20 years from this events and hope to have raised a good sum for the Happy Landings Animal rescue rehoming and welfare centre, this year's charity."

Saturday's run began in Glastonbury and the vehicles then moved into Burnham, arriving at the Pier Street Car Park on the South Esplanade, before returning.

Jon Adlam and Dee Ryall in their 1969 Triumph Vitesse, which was judged the best entry in the show

This 20 tonne GMC truck was displayed by owner Mike Simmons

Burnham's Ann Murray with her 1938 Austin Ten

Martin Atkins displayed this Fire K Series fire engine during Saturday's event

Lynn Southway from Happy Landings, the event's charity, said she was delighted by the turnout and support

This unique Russian Ural motorbike - complete with a gun mounting - was shown by Burnham's Derek Bowman

Mayor Martin Cox inspecting this 1961 Ford 32 Roadster

Stuart Parfitt with his 1971 MG during Saturday's event

Burnham councillor Paul Young presented the trophy for the councillors' choice to Jill and Mike King for their 1971 TR6

Burnham's Andy Brewer showed a number of bicycles, including a Penny Farthing

Jon Adlam and Dee Ryall receiving the shield for the best entry in the show from organiser Den Stone

Burnham's Mayoress Arlene Cox takes the driving seat in the winning jeep entry

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