Hot wheels from the past delight Fareham shoppers

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BEAUTIFUL motors from days gone by delighted visitors to Fareham’s West Street.

About 60 vintage cars including Minis, Triumphs, Volvos MGs and Rolls-Royces lined the popular shopping strip as part of the annual Bygone Fareham festival.

A row of well-polished Minis caught the eye. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (142622-8716)

A row of well-polished Minis caught the eye. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (142622-8716)

Waterlooville-based group Now That’s Jive danced to the tunes of the 1950s, while saxophone quartet Saxofony added to event’s old-time flavour.

Brian Brown, 76, of West End, was there with his sleek, black 1955 MG TF1500.

He said the car was ‘only two owners from new’, and was one of only a few hundred made for the British market.

Mr Brown said vintage cars had a timeless appeal.

13/9/2014 (SA)''On Saturday Bygone Fareham classic car event took place in West Street, Fareham.''Pictured is: Colin Brown (71) from Fareham, polishing his 1938/9 Rolls Royce Wraith.''Picture: Sarah Standing (142622-7887) PPP-140913-232241001

13/9/2014 (SA)''On Saturday Bygone Fareham classic car event took place in West Street, Fareham.''Pictured is: Colin Brown (71) from Fareham, polishing his 1938/9 Rolls Royce Wraith.''Picture: Sarah Standing (142622-7887) PPP-140913-232241001

‘A lot of modern cars look the same but vintage cars tend to look different,’ he said.

‘They bring back a lot of memories and they give people a lot of pleasure to look at.’

Simon Lewry, 57, of Fareham, dressed as a French gendarme to show off a 1919 Citroën B2.

Mr Lewry said he enjoyed working on vintage cars and meeting with fellow members of the South Hants Vehicle Preservation Society.

13/9/2014 (SA)''On Saturday Bygone Fareham classic car event took place in West Street, Fareham.''Pictured is: Vic Sherborne (69) and his wife Jean Sherborne (68) from Lee-on-the-Solent, looking at genuine English market right hand drive MG TF 1500.''Picture: Sarah Standing (142622-7914) PPP-140913-232442001

13/9/2014 (SA)''On Saturday Bygone Fareham classic car event took place in West Street, Fareham.''Pictured is: Vic Sherborne (69) and his wife Jean Sherborne (68) from Lee-on-the-Solent, looking at genuine English market right hand drive MG TF 1500.''Picture: Sarah Standing (142622-7914) PPP-140913-232442001

‘They’re fun to drive, and there is great camaraderie among the club members,’ he said.

13/9/2014 (SA)''On Saturday Bygone Fareham classic car event took place in West Street, Fareham.''Pictured is: Stewart Turnbull (75) from Stubbington, in an Aston Martin 15/98 drophead coupe which is owned by his wife Sophie Turnbull and Selina Corkerton and has been in the family for 78 years.''Picture: Sarah Standing (142622-7929) PPP-140913-232631001

13/9/2014 (SA)''On Saturday Bygone Fareham classic car event took place in West Street, Fareham.''Pictured is: Stewart Turnbull (75) from Stubbington, in an Aston Martin 15/98 drophead coupe which is owned by his wife Sophie Turnbull and Selina Corkerton and has been in the family for 78 years.''Picture: Sarah Standing (142622-7929) PPP-140913-232631001

13/9/2014 (SA)''On Saturday Bygone Fareham classic car event took place in West Street, Fareham.''Pictured is: Now That's Jive performing at Bygone Fareham.''Picture: Sarah Standing (142622-8746) PPP-140913-232053001

13/9/2014 (SA)''On Saturday Bygone Fareham classic car event took place in West Street, Fareham.''Pictured is: Now That's Jive performing at Bygone Fareham.''Picture: Sarah Standing (142622-8746) PPP-140913-232053001