HUNDREDS of classic cars descended on Southsea Common for an historic rally.
Highly-polished Daimlers and Austins gleamed in the glorious sunshine as motoring enthusiasts proudly showed off their prized possessions.
The event, yesterday, commemorated the Thousand Mile Trial – a 15-day tour around the UK held in 1900 when cars were a novel form of transport.
Peter Holloway, from South Hampshire Vehicle Preservation Society, organised the day.
He said: ‘Each year we do something and myself and (co-organiser) Chris Neal wanted to hold a really big event in honour of the trial.
‘We had 420 cars and it’s been fantastic.
‘We love our cars, we cherish them. And by putting them on display for the general public to look at we are keeping history alive.’
Money raised from sales of programmes will go to the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal.