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IT HAS been running every year for a decade and this year’s Mayor of Havant’s Charity Classic Vehicle Run was the best yet.

Around 200 classic vehicles gathered at the Public Service Plaza car park yesterday morning before setting off on either a 48-mile or 30-mile route.

The 10th Annual Classic Vehicle Run from Havant Plaza, Havant.''Picture: Allan Hutchings (141113-183) PPP-140413-162003001

The 10th Annual Classic Vehicle Run from Havant Plaza, Havant.''Picture: Allan Hutchings (141113-183) PPP-140413-162003001

Cars, motorbikes and trucks were just some of the much-loved vehicles on show to raise money for the mayor’s chosen charities – Stroke Association, Combat Stress and the Portsmouth and District branch of Relate.

Mayor Cllr Paul Buckley said: ‘It is really very special.’

Mike Gilroy and wife Bev, from Fareham, were in their 1934 Rolls Royce 20/25 boat tail tourer.

Mr Gilroy, 70, who is also a member of the South Hants Vehicle Preservation Society, said: ‘It’s nice to have a use for it and we like the country roads.’

Terry Piper, from Waterlooville, was there with his 1954 Dennis Pax truck, which is named after his wife Sandra.

Terry, 68, said: ‘It’s all for a good cause, that’s the main objective. My dear wife would’ve loved it. She passed away and she would’ve loved to be here as she helped me to build it from scratch.’

A family fun day was held in the afternoon with various activities, a visit from the fire service and a set from the band Isthison.