June 7, 2015
Crowds flock to see Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle Run in Burnham

Crowds of spectators turned out to see more than 140 classic vehicles on Burnham-On-Sea's seafront on Saturday evening (June 6th) during the 22nd annual Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle Road Run.

The popular show featured a wide range of vehicles, from cars, lorries and military vehicles, to emergency service cars and motorbikes.

Burnham's Mayor, Cllr Michael Clarke, presented the overall Mayor's Award to a 1977 Jaguar XJS, pictured here, owned by Brian Shore, who said he was "delighted and honoured" to have been chosen. He is shown with the Mayor and Burnham's Town Crier Alistair Murray.

The trophy for the Burnham councillors' choice went to a 1954 BSA Bantam 125D1 owned by Steve Cox of Burnham, who is pictured here with Deputy Mayor Cllr Paul Young.

The vehicle run started in Glastonbury and the vehicles then drove in convoy to Burnham's Morrisons Car Park where large numbers of spectators got the chance to see them up close, as pictured here.

Other winners included best motorbike - a Triumph 1980 Bonneville owned by Robert Dyer; Best HGV Truck - a 1963 Thomas Trader owned by Arthur and Austin Ford. The Starter's Choice award went to Alison Allen with her 1962 Corvette.

Mayor said the evening had been a huge success, telling "It was great to see such a large crowd this superb event, which seems to grow in popularity every year - I'd like to explore how we can expand it further and possibly give it extra space."

The event is estimated has now raised over £50,000 for charities and good causes throughout its history and this year’s event raised money for Help for Heroes.

Nick Jones from Cannington with his 1933 Rover Special which he bought in 1967 for just £20 which he has since restored

Terry and June Dune from Brean in their 1958 Bond Minicar

Pete and Shirley Davey from East Huntspill with their 1933 Austin 7

Dave Locke with his 1955 Ford E83W truck, which is currently being restored

Pete Butler from Wells in his MG TD at the event on Saturday evening

The Somerset Police Cadets helped collect charity funds at the event

Ray Smith from Burnham with his 1972 Nova Kit Car which he made himself. The project was recently featured in Kit Car Magazine, which he's holding here

Alison Allen receiving the shield for the Starters Choice from starter Esme Salter and the Mayor Michael Clarke

The Town Crier gave a warm welcome to the arriving vehicles on the seafront

Raymond Rolt from Taunton in his BRA Three Wheeler CVR

William Salmon in his impressive 1936 SS Jaguar Sports Saloon

The award for best HGV Truck went to a 1963 Thomas Trader owned by Arthur and Austin Ford

Organiser Den Stone with his Wolseley 4/44 Police Car, Adrian Sweet and Esme Salter

The Mayor's Choice winner Brian Shore receiving his trophy

On yer bike! Joshua Spratt, Andy Brewer, Michael Clarke and Paul Young

Burnham's Davey family with their classic delivery van


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