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A whole host of recognisable classics, future favourites and wonderfully quirky vehicles were lined up side by side with modern day supercars for the 17th International Charity Classic Car Extravaganza this weekend.

Crowds were drawn out in their thousands by the late summer sunshine to enjoy the vast collection of around 900 vehicles on display at Newport Quay on Saturday and on Ryde Esplanade today (Sunday).

2018 has proven to be one of the busiest years ever – a positive for the Island’s economy with over 700 of the cars making the trip across the Solent. In Ryde, the cars stretched from Superbowl all the way to the east end of the Canoe Lake.

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Highlights of this year’s event include the display of not 1 but 5 rare Invicta S1 cars. They were parked on the harbour wall alongside a Mclaren P1, 2 Lamborghini’s and a number of Porsche’s. But it was the all-time classics such as the Ford Escort and the beautiful Volvo P1800 that were turning the most heads up and down the Esplanade.

The free event, organised by Vic Gallucci, raises much-needed funds for the Island’s very own Mountbatten Hospice and the IW Round Table.

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