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Classic cars take the rail road to display
VEHICLE enthusiasts turned on their engines to turn back the clock at an annual classic car display.
More than 160 vintage models were on show at Bury Transport Museum last Saturday and Sunday.
For the first time, the cars were also spread across the major stations of the 12-mile stretch of the East Lancashire Railway (ELR).
Vehicles ranged from a 1927 Rolls Royce 20HP to a 1993 Mini Cooper. Entries came from a range of local clubs and clubs from as far afield as St Helens and the Lake District. The exhibitors were also given a free ride on the ELR The guest of honour was Rory O’Rorke, from Bury company Datum Monitoring, who was given the role of judging the classic cars.
Mr O’Rorke decided the car he would most like to take home was the 1973 MGB GT, which was owned by Nicholas Glass, who won a meal for two on the ELR’s dining train The Lancastrian.
Second prize went to a 1955 Bentley R owned by Gerry Cohen, and third prize went to Lester Grants for his 1968 Daimler V8 saloon.
Organiser John Lomas said that extending the age limit of cars able to enter the exhibition helped to increase its popularity.
He said: “We have seen an increase in the number of more modern classics attending, and this year saw nearly double the entrants of 2012.”
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