BeachBuggin called off due to downpour

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BAD weather has forced the cancellation of a BeachBuggin’ car show planned for today on Southsea Common.

Strong wind and torrential rain have lashed Portsmouth as the remains of Hurricane Bertha hit Britain.

One of BeachBuggin’s organisers, Dave Western, said he was ‘very disappointed’ the event had to be called off.

He said: ‘It would have been our 14th year and this is our first ever cancellation.

‘It’s such a shame because the local support has always been amazing.’

Mr Western said vendors planning on trading at the show would have their bookings transferred to next year’s event, to take place on August 9.

BeachBuggin’ is the premier Volkswagen, classic and custom car show on the south coast.