Gallery: More than 10,000 people are thought to have turned out to Cars on the Green in Bury St Edmunds
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More than 10,000 people are thought to have enjoyed an annual fundraising car show in Bury St Edmunds today.
This was hailed as the biggest Cars on the Green and Bury Motor Show yet, with about 950 vehicles exhibited at Nowton Park.
They ranged from vintage - with the earliest from the 1920s - through to brand new models and everything in between.
In total 22 different new car manufacturers were represented by 12 dealers.
The event is staged by the Bury Retro Car Club, which is this year raising cash for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, which helps the children of fallen military service personnel, and The Icanho Centre in Stowmarket, which offers life-changing brain rehabilitation for people with brain injuries including strokes.
Adrian Balaam, vice chair of the Bury Retro Car Club, said: “We have had an absolutely stonking day. It’s been fantastic.”
Families enjoyed picnics in the park setting, browsed around the stands and enjoyed the cars on display.
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Mr Balaam said there had been a “party atmosphere,” adding the weather had been great.
At the event, which is free entry for the public, a number of awards were given out, including ‘best vehicle in show’ and ‘best car in show’ to a Chevrolet pick-up.
Mr Balaam said 8,000 people turned out to last year’s event and over the eight years they have been putting on shows they have raised more than £25,000.
He added: “We couldn’t do it without the dealers. As a club we are only a small car club.”
Cars on the Green and Bury Motor Show is sponsored by Marriott Motor Group.