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Tuesday 5 July 2016

‘Vintage and Classic Transport Rally’

Reporter Jonathan White, Wistaston

The 8th annual ‘Vintage and Classic Transport Rally’ took place at The Elephant public house - - in Shavington on Sunday 3rd July 2016.

Dozens of vehicles were on display on land at the rear of the premises. As space was limited the vehicle age limit was restricted to vehicles manufactured before and including 1985.

Classic and vintage car manufactures to view included Austin, Aston Martin, BMW, Chevrolet, Fiat, Ford, Land Rover, Lotus, Mercedes, MG, Mini, Morris, Rolls-Royce, Rover, Saab, Triumph, Volvo, and VW. Classic motorbikes manufactures included BSA, Honda, Kawasaki, Norton, Suzuki, Triumph, and Yamaha.

Vehicles that attracted particular attention were an impressively loud Ford GT40 racing car and a custom Chevrolet El Camino lowrider with hydraulic front 'hopping' action and the ability to dip on one side to have a wheel in the air!

There were also classic tractors from Ferguson, Fordson and MF; pump engines; a bouncy castle; BBQ food served outside; and live music from the Salt City Jazz Men. The Elephant public house was also open as usual.

Entry was free and the event was enjoyed in beautiful sunny weather by several hundred people over the course of the day.

Chevrolet El Camino lowriderClassic and vintage car display

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