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SUNSHINE WELCOMES BIGGEST CLASSIC CAR EXTRAVAGANZA YET

classiccarextravaganza20156PICTURE GALLERY: Even more classic, quirky and collectible cars from across the country and indeed the world have gathered on the Isle of Wight this weekend for the 14th international charity Classic Car Extravaganza. 

A gorgeously sunny weekend meant the crowds gathered in their thousands at Newport Quay yesterday (Saturday) and again at Ryde Esplanade today (Sunday) to appreciate the vast collection of vehicles on display including cars, motorcycles and trucks. This year has seen a larger variety both new and old and is said to be the biggest installment of the annual event yet.

classiccarextravaganza20153Highlights have included an Aston Martin DB5 worth up to £1million, a large selection of American muscle cars, Ryde-based Mark Watts’ dragster racing machine and great British legends such as the Mini, the Ford Escort and more unusual makes such as the Panther and even the Island’s own manufacturer, Enfield.

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Thanks to support from the Isle of Wight Council, the show at Ryde extended to include up to 100 more vehicles with the display now reaching from Superbowl to Appley and incorporating Western Gardens.

The free event, organised by Vic Gallucci, raises much-needed funds for the Island’s very own Earl Mountbatten Hospice and the Round Table. Next year the event celebrates its 15th anniversary.

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