Hot wheels take centre stage on Hayling Island

VROOM A car at the Victory Wheeler hot rod and custom car group get together at Hayling Island       Picture: Paul Jacobs (111787-1)
VROOM A car at the Victory Wheeler hot rod and custom car group get together at Hayling Island Picture: Paul Jacobs (111787-1)
Jim Booth lays a wreath on The Copp Memorial on Hayling Island in 2015 

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A NEW venue has seen the Victory Wheelers Hayling Reunion go from strength to strength.

It is the sixth annual event organised by American classic car and Hot Rod enthusiasts, and this year it took place at Funland Amusement Park, in South Hayling.

More than 350 cars, and an estimated 1,500 people, attended the popular gathering, which also featured hot food and live music.

Chairman of the Victory Wheelers, Keith Ellis, said organisers had been surprised by the huge turnout.

‘We will definitely be going back to Funland,’ he said. ‘The owner said it was his busiest Sunday ever.

‘People came from all over the country, and it was just a brilliant day. It is all free and we don’t make any money from it, we just want people to have a good time.’

Six prizes were awarded to the five best cars on display in various categories, and the overall best motorbike.

A trophy was also presented in memory of the club’s president Alan Partridge, who lost his battle with cancer in 2009.