5, 2016 Crowds
turn out for 'final' Burnham-On-Sea seafront vintage car run
crowds headed to Burnham-On-Sea seafront on Saturday evening (June
4th) to see more than 100 classic vehicles arrive for the 23rd
annual Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle Road Run, which may be the
Denis Stone, who has overseen the long-running event, thanked
all those who had taken part and said it will be his final event.
good things come to an end and 2016 was the end," he told
Burnham-On-Sea.com. "I have reached an age where I just can't
manage it any longer."
vehicles took part in the popular event this year, which showcased
a wide range of vintage vehicles, from cars, lorries and bikes
to military vehicles and emergency service cars while rasing charity
vehicles were cheered in by Burnham-On-Sea's town crier, Alistair
Murray, as pictured above.
Mayor and Mayoress, Michael and Maria Clarke, picked a 1933 Rover
Meteor called The Duchess as their favourite vehicle, pictured
Nick Jones said he was "delighted" to have won, adding
that he bought the car in 1967 for £20 before renovating
it back to its former glory.
event is estimated to have raised around £60,000 for charities
and good causes throughout its history.
run started as normal in Glastonbury and the vehicles then headed
across the Somerset levels to Burnham-On-Sea's Pier Street Car
Park on the South Esplanade.
Mayor and Mayoress thanked organiser Denis Stone, below, for his
work in organising the event.
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