All the classics came out for Waterlooville motoring show

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DISPLAYS of dozens of classic cars and motorbikes drew the crowds to a shopping precinct.

Hundreds of people checked out the various gleaming models proudly showed by their owners in London Road, Waterlooville, on Saturday.

Sheila Barge and her son Alister Barge from Petersfield with their family owned 1962 Wolseley 1500, which won the Mayor's Prize. Picture: Malcolm Wells (142030-8130)

Sheila Barge and her son Alister Barge from Petersfield with their family owned 1962 Wolseley 1500, which won the Mayor's Prize. Picture: Malcolm Wells (142030-8130)

Entertainment was provided by Havant Clarinet and Saxophone Choirs as people perused the various bikes and motors on display.

Cars on show ranged from a 1962 MK I MG Midget to a 1957 Standard Super 10 and an MGB Roadster which had been registered in 1969.

Enthusiast John Waters, 70, of Holbury took his red BMW M635 CSI along to the town centre show.

He said: ‘This is the fourth or fifth time I have been here.

‘We’ve had the car for 17 years.

‘I work on it myself. I’ve had some work done on it which I’ve had to take it to the garage for but everything else I’ve done myself.

‘Before this I had a similar car. I had it for four years and I lost it in a head-on smash. I had whiplash and bad bruising.

‘I went to Unique Legends in East Sussex with the idea of buying a standard 635 which is the one I had lost in the smash. I saw this one there and it had my initials on the number plate so I persuaded my wife I should have it.’

Also at the event was Simon Instone, 56, of Knights Bank Road, Hill Head.

Mr Instone took along his 54-year-old Mini Minor.

He bought it in March 2005 after checking it out when he spotted it on the side of the road in Fareham.

Mr Instone said: ‘My mother used to drive two Minis back in the early ’60s, first was a Mini Minor like this, then she upgraded to a Mini Cooper.

‘My brother had two Mini Coopers as well. This event is very good.

‘It brings enthusiasts together and it is a good way to reminisce with members of the public about the cars that they have known over the years from their childhoods.’