flock to see Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle Run in Burnham
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.
popular show featured a wide range of vehicles, from cars, lorries
and military vehicles, to emergency service cars and motorbikes.
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.
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.
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
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.
said the evening had been a huge success, telling Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"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."
event is estimated has now raised over £50,000 for charities
and good causes throughout its history and this years 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
Dave Locke with his 1955 Ford E83W truck, which is currently
Pete Butler from Wells in his MG TD at the event on Saturday
The Somerset Police Cadets helped collect charity funds at the
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
Raymond Rolt from Taunton in his BRA Three Wheeler CVR
William Salmon in his impressive 1936 SS Jaguar Sports Saloon
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
Burnham's Davey family with their classic delivery van