Treasured classic cars roam the streets of West Norfolk

More than 80 esteemed vintage and classic cars took to the roads and country lanes around West and Mid-Norfolk in the 44th Lynn Motor Club Classics Run on Sunday.

The oldest car entered was a 1928 Ford Model A, which went on to win the Classic car class.

Five others date from the 1930s, including Austins and a Fraser Nash. The latest were a Honda and a Smart, both registered in 2005.

Rick Fryer’s Car of the Day

In between were iconic brands like Jaguars, several Rolls Royces, Triumphs, Austin Healey, Jensen, Riley, MG, Lotus and Porsche, all shiny and clearly loved by their owners.

They were signed off from the start at Adrian Flux Insurance’s East Winch headquarters.

They stopped at Fincham for lunch and then continued their run to finish at the Gressenhall Museum near Dereham. Here trophies and prizes were presented to the class winners – judged by the participants themselves.

Golden Oldies on the way MLNF-22PM06171
Golden Oldies on the way MLNF-22PM06171

The Car of the Day trophy went to Rick Fryer from Dereham with his Austin VJ Van in Netheard Bakery livery.

Class winners were: Classic Car Class: Martin Jones as above 1928 Ford Model A Phaeton, from Dereham; Historic classic class: David Taylor (Mini Cooper) from Hunstanton; Posthistoric Class: Geoff Bartram (1973 Jaguar E-Type 2+2) from Downham; Modern Classic Class: Graham Lay (1998 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5) from Bury St Edmunds;

Highly Popular Car – Selected by NARS: Dave and Julie Bowman (1968 Triumph TR250) of Southery (KLDMC members); Best Dressed Crew: Mervyn Howard from Lynn (1962 VW Split Screen Van).

Registrations had come from all over Norfolk and adjoining counties and included a significant number of club members.

Shining classics line up at the start of the Lynn Motor Club rally.  MLNF-22PM060178
Shining classics line up at the start of the Lynn Motor Club rally. MLNF-22PM060178

The event was sponsored by Anglia Car Auctions, Ottoway Carpentry & Building, Bennett’s Estate Agents, Bearts of Stowbridge and Steve Cato Classic Cars & Restorations.

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A final check on route map MLNF-22PM06177
Lots of variety in the entry list MLNG-22PM06182
Lots of variety in the entry list MLNG-22PM06182
Calmly do it.  MLNF-22PM060168
Calmly do it. MLNF-22PM060168
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Classic in convoy MLNF-22PM060166

Money raised from the rally goes to Norfolk’s Accident and Rescue Service, which the club has supported for several years.



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