Classic Car Run is the best yet

August 01 2018
Classic Car Run is the best yet

Hundreds of residents watched nearly 200 cars and motorcycles assemble in Chipping Sodbury High Street for the 2018 Classic Car Run. The age of the vehicles spanned almost the whole of the last century.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury, the event is now in it’s 23rd year, and remains one of the most popular in the annual calendar. People come from as far as Plymouth and South Wales to take part. 

Co-organiser Mark Benstock said; “This was probably the best event we’ve held. The weather was perfect and about 70 Rotarians and friends helped the day to go smoothly.” 

First away was Neil McLagan’s Austin Clifton Tourer, made in 1926, followed closely by Steve Sage in a 1927 Donnet G2 Torpedo Lux. 

The route this year took drivers through some spectacular countryside in South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. 

The best car of the run was judged to be the 1967 Mark 1 Aston Martin owned by Peter Hickling of Plymouth. The best motorcycle was Michael Williams’ 1956 Norton 99 and the best themed vehicle was the 1967 Volkswagen Camper D86 Vantage, driven by Robert Carr.