In top gear for annual motoring spectacular

Magnificent Motors at Princes Park. Ron Wanmer with his wife Jean and the only 1926 Peerless New York Taxi known in the world which has been in several recent movies.'April 30th 2011 E18055M
Magnificent Motors at Princes Park. Ron Wanmer with his wife Jean and the only 1926 Peerless New York Taxi known in the world which has been in several recent movies.'April 30th 2011 E18055M

CLASSIC cars and magnificent motors were on display at the annual vehicle show at Princes Park.

The Bank Holiday weekend event - which was moved from its usual site on the Western Lawns - boasted more than 500 entries, including an 1897 Henriod Phaeton, a 1902 Locomobile Spindle Seat and a 1909 Brush Runabout.

With military and commercial vehicles, American saloons, classic buses and steam traction engines also exhibiting over the weekend, visitors were able to browse the automobile timeline laid out in front of them. Car clubs also joined the weekend of motoring fun with Sussex and Kent Jaguar Clubs parading along the seafront across both days and the Lone Star American Car Club making a welcome return.

Visitors could hop aboard a classic bus from the town centre to reach the event.

There was also a packed musical line-up, featuring bands including The Wedding Band, Life Gospel Choir and Howlin’ Blues.

Sunday band highlights included a debut performance from the newly formed Cold Shot, indie band Audio 6 and Thee Bonanza playing classic rock songs.