Classic car run brings record crowd

July 31 2017

Chipping Sodbury High Street has turned back the clock almost a hundred years with the 22nd running of the annual Rotary Club Classic Car Run.

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Chipping Sodbury High Street has turned back the clock almost a hundred years with the 22nd running of the annual Rotary Club Classic Car Run.

Almost 200 cars and motorbikes embarked on the 85-mile route around Gloucestershire before arriving back in time for lunch at Chipping Sodbury Rugby Club.  They helped to raise almost £10,000 for local good causes and charities. 

The oldest vehicle to enter was a 1925 Austin Clifton tourer, and first off at 8.30am was a 1934 Chrysler CA Con Coupé owned by Nicholas Milner of Yate closely followed by another Chrysler, this time a 1930 77 Royal Coupé.

Rotarian and co-organiser Mark Benstock said, “ We’ve had more people coming to see the cars this year than we’ve ever had before. In previous years we’ve ended at different venues, but ending at the Ridings helped to make the event more of a special day for Chipping Sodbury.”