Record turnout for classic car run

July 01 2021
Record turnout for classic car run

MORE than 250 cars and motorbikes took part in Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club's Classic Car Run as it returned after a year away.

The 25th run took place on June 27, after coronavirus restrictions meant last year's event had to be cancelled.

Entrants lined up in Chipping Sodbury High Street before leaving for a tour of the countryside, including a coffee stop at Chepstow Racecourse. 

Vehicles involved included 1930s Hudsons and MGs, glamorous 1950s American models, a 1970s beach buggy and Jaguars of all ages, to mark the 90th anniversary of the SS model and 60 years of the E-Type.

Afterwards the drivers returned to the Ridings for lunch and live musical entertainment.

Profits from the event go towards Rotary's support for deserving causes in the local community. And the ladies of Chipping Sodbury Inner Wheel Club provided great support both at the Ridings and at Chepstow.

Club president Stuart Fraser, Chipping Sodbury mayor James Ball, town crier David Griffiths and Rotary district governor Chris Firth set the cars on their way.

Stuart said: "After the year and more we have had to endure it was a delight to see so many special and varied vehicles in the High Street and an opportunity for local people to come and see them all off."  

Picture: The Classic Car Run gets underway. Photo by Doug Lodge.