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Fun fuelled events at Felixstowe in 1973

PUBLISHED: 10:38 04 November 2019 | UPDATED: 10:38 04 November 2019

The Eastern Counties Motor Club held autotests in Felixstowe in 1973  Picture: JOHN KERR

The Eastern Counties Motor Club held autotests in Felixstowe in 1973 Picture: JOHN KERR

John Kerr

And they’re off! We take a drive down to Felixstowe in today’s days gone by, the Eastern Counties Motor Club took on the autotests in 1973.

Car enthusiasts gathered to watch the events unfold, to see who was going to be champion  Picture: JOHN KERRCar enthusiasts gathered to watch the events unfold, to see who was going to be champion Picture: JOHN KERR

Vintage sports cars burned some rubber as they made their way around the tight course in a show of skill and accuracy.

The winners of the competition were presented with their trophies  Picture: JOHN KERRThe winners of the competition were presented with their trophies Picture: JOHN KERR

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A host of petrolheads gathered to watch the event unfold, some with tense looks on their faces as the drivers got close to the obstacles.

A man in his sports car slowly edges forward to try and avoid the cones  Picture: JOHN KERRA man in his sports car slowly edges forward to try and avoid the cones Picture: JOHN KERR

A classic Mini took a sharp corner, to try and get a fast time, and a VW Beetle geared up to try and beat the opposition.

A classic Mini takes a sharp corner as the driver leans towards one side  Picture: JOHN KERRA classic Mini takes a sharp corner as the driver leans towards one side Picture: JOHN KERR

The winners were awarded with their trophies.

A stylish VW Beetle burns some rubber around the course  Picture: JOHN KERRA stylish VW Beetle burns some rubber around the course Picture: JOHN KERR

Do you remember the Eastern Counties Motor Club, did you attend any of their events?


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