Classic cars make splash in Chippenham

This Is Wiltshire: Louie and Cai with a Morris 8 at the classic car show held at Lady Evangelical Church in Chippenham Louie and Cai with a Morris 8 at the classic car show held at Lady Evangelical Church in Chippenham

Classic car fans showed off their pride and joy at the first car show held at Ladyfield Evangelical Church in Chippenham.

Eight cars and a tractor, dating from the 1930s-70s, were on display in the church car park off Hungerdown Lane on Saturday.

Organiser Jonathan Brain, a church community worker, said they plan to hold similar events again.

The oldest car was a Morris Eight, which was produced from 1935 to 1948, while from the 1950s there was an Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire, MF TF 1500 and an Austin A35.

Clive and Jane Halliday from Castle Combe won a bottle of petrol treatment for their 1960s Triumph TR4.

Mr Brain said: “What a great few hours of oily fun. Considering the epic downpours, I reckon the first ever Ladyfield classic car get together was an incredible success. We are grateful to all who came with motors and all those locals who came along to have a look.”

Ladyfield’s Cafe 316 is open every Saturday from 10am to noon.

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6:45pm Fri 30 May 14

Grumpy of Calne. says...

Where are these event advertised? We have a GT40, Bentley eight and a Morris traveller, we could have brought them along.
Where are these event advertised? We have a GT40, Bentley eight and a Morris traveller, we could have brought them along. Grumpy of Calne.
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4:32pm Sun 1 Jun 14

jezercalne says...

I love to see classic cars, although I wouldn't want to drive one today. I started driving in 1965 and I expect some of the cars I've owned would be considered classics today, if they still existed. I'll settle for the comfort of my late model Mercedes with lovely climate control and sat nav if it's all the same to you.
I love to see classic cars, although I wouldn't want to drive one today. I started driving in 1965 and I expect some of the cars I've owned would be considered classics today, if they still existed. I'll settle for the comfort of my late model Mercedes with lovely climate control and sat nav if it's all the same to you. jezercalne
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