September 29th, 2016

Stratford Festival of Motoring

Updated: 4:01 pm, May 07, 2015

ALL roads led to Stratford for classic car fans over the bank holiday weekend.

The second Stratford Festival of Motoring on Sunday and Monday (May 4 and 5) saw thousands turn out to see motors of all shapes and sizes line-up on the town’s streets, including an Aston Martin DB2, Citroen 2CV, Ferrari Spider, Ford Mustang, Jaguar E-Type, Mini Clubman, Morris Minor Traveller, Rolls Royce Convertible, Triumph Spitfire, and VW Campervan, to name but a few.

Whatever the make, they all shared one thing in common – the love of a good owner.

And many of those on display also took part in the ‘runs’ through the surrounding countryside which proved so popular in the inaugural year. This year’s ‘runs’ included a Test Hills Run around some of the steepest hills south of Stratford, and The Evesham Blossom Trail, through the Vale of Evesham.

Organiser Terry Merrygold said: “Everyone that we spoke to had a great time and loved the combination of the runs and the cars being parked up around the streets in the centre of Stratford.

“The cavalcade, which we tried for the first time this year, was well received by the visitors to Stratford over the weekend, and fortunately the weather gods smiled on us and our cars.”

Return to the website on Friday to read this week’s paper online and see more pictures.

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Back to the future… Thomas and Oliver Hodson pose next to the Delorean. 19.015.005.strat.jm13

Mercedes 380 SL. 19.015.005.strat.jm3

This Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe added a bit of an American flavour to the day. 19.015.005.strat.jm15

A works WRC Honda Civic in Bankcroft Gardens. 19.015.005.strat.jm6

A lovingly restored 1955 Armstrong Siddley Sapphire made in Coventry at the height of the city’s car making history. The car is currently on display at the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon. 19.015.005.strat.jm8

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