Classic car day brings Jaguars, Rolls Royces, Cadillacs, Cortinas and MGs to King's Lynn

Scenes from the 2016 King's Lynn Classic Car Show. Pictures by Matt Usher

Scenes from the 2016 King’s Lynn Classic Car Show. Pictures by Matt Usher

Matt Usher

Classic car owners will be showing off their pride and joy in West Norfolk this weekend.

The King’s Lynn Classic Car Day returns to the Tuesday Market on Sunday, as part of the town’s Heritage Open Day.

West Norfolk council said the all spaces have now been booked, with more than 200 classic vehicles expected on the day.

Vintage, classic and iconic vehicles from the last 100 years will be on display from 10am to 4pm, representing a wide cross-section of motoring history.

Elizabeth Nockolds, the council’s cabinet member for culture, heritage and health, said: “Classic Car Day is fast becoming the traditional end of the borough council’s programme of free summer events in King’s Lynn, and what a summer it’s been.

“We’ve had a packed programme of successful events, and Classic Car Day is set to be no exception, the exhibitor’s places were all booked far earlier than ever before.”

On display will be rare cars 
like a 1992 Jaguar XJRS that is one of a limited edition of 100, luxurious cars like Rolls Royces from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, examples of classic design like a 1963 Cadillac, and cars that are held in great affection like 
Morris Minors, Ford Cortinas and MG Midgets.

The owner of the car judged as best in show will receive the Les Daubney Memorial Trophy, which is personally sponsored by councillor Nick Daubney in memory of his late father.

Mrs Nockolds added: “If you’re coming to the Tuesday Market Place to admire the cars, why not check out all the Heritage Open Day events around the rest of the town centre.

“There’ll be so much to see and do, and it could be the perfect chance to decide which of King’s Lynn’s buildings you’d like to nominate for Historic England’s 100 Places.

“We’d love to see west Norfolk represented on this list of sites that shaped England’s history, so come and take a closer look, then go online and nominate your choice.”

Heritage Open Day, organised by King’s Lynn Civic Society, celebrates local history and architecture and gives people the chance to explore a range of fascinating buildings and gardens, not usually open to the public. The 2017 programme is available at www.visitwestnorfolk.com and will be available to collect at the Classic Car Day Information Point in the Tuesday Market Place.

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