PICTURES: Lions host classic car charity fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 13:00 26 April 2018

Mike Brockway and his 1953 Bristol 403.

Mike Brockway and his 1953 Bristol 403.

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A record number of vintage cars and motorcycles weaved their way through North Somerset at the weekend.

David Baker and Libby Dibble with their 1929 Chevrolet International Phfeton.David Baker and Libby Dibble with their 1929 Chevrolet International Phfeton.

Clevedon Lions Club’s third classic car event saw 175 vehicles gather at Cadbury, A Wyevale Garden Centre where hundreds of visitors admired the motors on show.

Mary Richards with her 1973 Jenson Healey.Mary Richards with her 1973 Jenson Healey.

BBC Points West presenter Alex Lovell then waved drivers off on a 30-mile countryside drive through Burrington Combe and Cheddar, before parking up at the Salthouse Fields in Clevedon.

Tim Hills and his 1925 Austin 12 being seranaded by The Gin Bowlers.Tim Hills and his 1925 Austin 12 being seranaded by The Gin Bowlers.

A variety of trade, craft and charity stalls also provided plenty of entertainment in addition to the magnificently maintained and restored vehicles.

Colin Bowyer with his 1974 Granada Coupé.Colin Bowyer with his 1974 Granada Coupé.

It has not yet been confirmed how much was raised at this year’s event, but all proceeds will go to Children’s Hospice South West.

George Vauden chating about his 1950 Ford Pilot V8 with Ray Brimble, who worked in the factory where they were made.George Vauden chating about his 1950 Ford Pilot V8 with Ray Brimble, who worked in the factory where they were made.

The event has become a fixture in Congresbury’s calendar.

Linda Mcleod and Mike Snell with Linda's 1966 Triumph Herald.Linda Mcleod and Mike Snell with Linda's 1966 Triumph Herald.

Barry Webb driving his Austin A35 van from 1958.Barry Webb driving his Austin A35 van from 1958.

Clevedon Lions Club's classic car event at Salthouse Fields.Clevedon Lions Club's classic car event at Salthouse Fields.

More than 170 cars and bikes were involved.More than 170 cars and bikes were involved.

The cars started at Cadbury, A Wyevale Garden Centre in Congresbury.The cars started at Cadbury, A Wyevale Garden Centre in Congresbury.

Hundreds of people enjoyed looking at the vehicles.Hundreds of people enjoyed looking at the vehicles.

BBC Points West presenter Alex Lovell waved drivers off.BBC Points West presenter Alex Lovell waved drivers off.

The event is now in its third year.The event is now in its third year.

The vehicles were taken on a 30-mile journey to the Salthouse Fields in Clevedon.The vehicles were taken on a 30-mile journey to the Salthouse Fields in Clevedon.

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