Scores of classic cars take part in annual cavalcade

Sandra Wise and her husband John Wise, with their 1924 Austin 12/4 Clifton car. 'The Mayor of Havant's Charity Classic Vehicle Run, The Plaza, Havant. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (150712-152)
Sandra Wise and her husband John Wise, with their 1924 Austin 12/4 Clifton car. 'The Mayor of Havant's Charity Classic Vehicle Run, The Plaza, Havant. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (150712-152)

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SCORES of classic cars paraded through the streets as the mayor’s annual classic vehicle run returned for the 11th year.

The event is organised by the mayor of Havant, who waves a flag to start the procession, to raise money for charity.

Nigel and Julie Peachey with their 1934 Rover 12 Sportsman Saloon.'The Mayor of Havant's Charity Classic Vehicle Run, The Plaza, Havant. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (150712-164)

Nigel and Julie Peachey with their 1934 Rover 12 Sportsman Saloon.'The Mayor of Havant's Charity Classic Vehicle Run, The Plaza, Havant. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (150712-164)

Cars, motorbikes and commercial vehicles that pre-dated 1989 assembled at the Public Service Plaza car park in Havant from 9am yesterday, before they set off on a procession through the countryside.

The run passed along the top of Portsdown Hill, before finishing at Fort Purbrook around midday, where they went on show so that people could admire their beauty, with entertainment provided by The Stokes Bay Strummers Ukulele Group.

This year the parade was raising money for mayor Marjorie Smallcorn’s chosen charities – Footprints – Down Syndrome Support, Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Association and The Rowans Hospice.

Cllr Smallcorn said: ‘It was fantastic. We had more than 170 entries, it was brilliant.

The Mayor of Havant's Charity Classic Vehicle Run, The Plaza, Havant. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (150712-182)

The Mayor of Havant's Charity Classic Vehicle Run, The Plaza, Havant. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (150712-182)

‘I even had a ride in a 1924 open-topped Austin.

‘Every year this event gets a little bit bigger. It was incredible.’

The Mayor of Havant's Charity Classic Vehicle Run, The Plaza, Havant. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (150712-193)

The Mayor of Havant's Charity Classic Vehicle Run, The Plaza, Havant. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (150712-193)