Waterlooville’s classic car show ‘the best one ever’

Picture: Malcolm Wells

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THOUSANDS of car and motorcycle enthusiasts took the opportunity to cast their eyes over unique vehicles gleaming in the sunshine.

Saturday was the ninth annual Classic Motor Show in Waterlooville town centre.

PRISTINE A replica 1927 Ford Model T. Picture: Malcolm Wells (131890-1449)

PRISTINE A replica 1927 Ford Model T. Picture: Malcolm Wells (131890-1449)

It was packed with people checking out vehicles owners had put years of love and attention into restoring.

One of the owners was Lawrence Carter, from Bedhampton, who displayed his 1934 Raleigh Safety 7, a three-wheeled four-seater vehicle.

Mr Carter said: ‘I’m into motorbikes and actually, this is half-motorbike and half-car. I had been looking for one for ages and this one has only had two owners since 1999.

‘I had a terrible accident about 10 years-ago and was in a coma for eight days. I used this to raise money for the intensive care unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Portsmouth.

‘I’m more than happy to use the car to raise money for charity. I go to lots of these events and I’ve been here before but this is the best one ever.

‘Loads of people have been coming up, asking if they can take a photo of the car. It’s been brilliant.’

The event, organised by Havant Borough Council, the South Hants Vehicle Preservation Society and the Waterlooville Business Association, raised money for the Mayor of Havant’s charity appeal.