Charities to benefit from Peterborough Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show

Representatives from two charities will be presented with a cheque for proceeds from the Peterborough Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show.

Money from the sale of last year's event programme - totalling £302 - will be split between charities East Anglian Air Ambulance and Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

Plans for this year's Peterborough Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show are taking shape with more than 500 classic and vintage vehicles set to roll in to Peterborough's Embankment.

Visitors from all over the region are expected to flock to the show on Saturday 3 September and Sunday 4 September 2016 to admire the many shining chassis on display.

Line-up of classic cars

The show is open to classic and vintage cars and caravans, motorcycles, scooters, commercial and agricultural vehicles, buses, ex-military and other forms of transport from yesteryear to modern classics.

The variety of vehicles confirmed range from Ferrari to Rolls Royce, and from Morris Minor to Ford Anglia.

New for this year, is the invitation to owners of modified vehicles to attend and display their pride and joy.

Paula Thacker, who is joint organiser of the event with the city council, said: "We have had a great response from car and vehicle owners to this year's event. It is shaping up to be our biggest show yet so if you are thinking of taking part please do get in touch as soon as possible.

"We are delighted to donate proceeds from the sale of the event programme to charity, particularly as both East Anglian Air Ambulance and Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund are such worthy causes."

This year's charities will be Magpas Air Ambulance and Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, and Fiona Castle, the wife of former BBC Record Breakers presenter Roy Castle, will officially open the event on Saturday. Roy died from cancer in 1992.

The event, which is free to attend, will also feature a host of shopping opportunities, hot food stalls and entertainment.

Councillor Janet Goodwin, cabinet member for city centre management, culture and tourism, said: "The Peterborough Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show is going from strength to strength. We have car and vehicle owners travelling from as far afield as Yorkshire to take part in the event.

"Many stay for the weekend and this, coupled with the large number of visitors the event attracts, is a boost for the Peterborough city centre economy."

The show also takes place on the same weekend as Vivacity's Key Feste - where free entertainment for families including dance, music and theatre with run nearby on the River Embankment and inside the Key Theatre.

You can register your vehicle for the show on the Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show page.

If you would like to run a trade or food concession stand at the event please call Paula Thacker on 07885 240494 or email mail@paulathacker.org.

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