In photos: Crowds turn out for classic vehicle run in Burnham-On-Sea
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.
engines, classic cars, lorries and motorbikes were among the 120
vehicles on show at this year's event - one of the biggest to
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.
Cox told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "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."
event's organiser, Den Stone added: "Thanks go to everyone
who has supported us again this year."
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."
run began in Glastonbury and the vehicles then moved into Burnham,
arriving at the Pier Street Car Park on the South Esplanade, before
Adlam and Dee Ryall in their 1969 Triumph Vitesse, which was judged
the best entry in the show
20 tonne GMC truck was displayed by owner Mike Simmons
Ann Murray with her 1938 Austin Ten
Atkins displayed this Fire K Series fire engine during Saturday's
Southway from Happy Landings, the event's charity, said she was
delighted by the turnout and support
unique Russian Ural motorbike - complete with a gun mounting -
was shown by Burnham's Derek Bowman
Martin Cox inspecting this 1961 Ford 32 Roadster
Parfitt with his 1971 MG during Saturday's event
councillor Paul Young presented the trophy for the councillors'
choice to Jill and Mike King for their 1971 TR6
Andy Brewer showed a number of bicycles, including a Penny Farthing
Adlam and Dee Ryall receiving the shield for the best entry in
the show from organiser Den Stone
Mayoress Arlene Cox takes the driving seat in the winning jeep