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Classic Car Day is back for 2018

Cllr Nick Daubney presents Chris King with the Les Daubney Car of the Show award on Sunday 10 September 2017, watched by Cllr Chris Crofts and Hilary King.

Published: Thursday, 13th September 2018

The King’s Lynn Classic Car Day returns to the Tuesday Market Place on Sunday 16 September 2018 as part of Heritage Open Day.

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk’s popular event is set to be as successful as ever, with all spaces booked earlier than ever before, and over 200 classic vehicles expected on the day.

Vintage, classic and iconic vehicles from the last 100 years will be on display from 10am to 4pm, in a free family fun day with something for everyone.

There will be live entertainment from rock’n’roll band The B Sides who will play 45-minute sets at noon and 1:30pm. DJ Mark Purdy will also be returning after his successful stint at the Mini Meet, to play throughout the day.

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, borough council deputy leader and cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: “Classic Car Day is one of our most successful events, and we’re delighted to see it returning once again. Places have been in great demand, and there will be some amazing cars on display.”

As always, an incredible variety of vehicles will be on show – from luxury cars like Rolls Royce Silver Shadows and Daimlers, to American muscle cars like Mustangs and Camaros, or classic British MGs and Jaguars. Visitors will also see quirky family favourites like VW camper vans, Robin Reliants and Morris Minors.

Once again this year, the owner of the car judged as best in show will receive the Les Daubney Memorial Trophy, which is personally sponsored by Cllr Nick Daubney in memory of his late father.

Cllr Nockolds added: “If you’re coming along to admire the cars, why not take a rare chance to look around the air raid shelters under the Tuesday Market Place? They’ll be open as part of Heritage Open Day, and you can take a fascinating and informative tour led by volunteers from local charity Bridge for Heroes.”

Heritage Open Day, organised by King’s Lynn Civic Society, celebrates local history and architecture and gives people the chance to explore a range of fascinating buildings and gardens, not usually open to the public. The 2018 programme is available on the King's Lynn Civic Society's website.

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