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Classy cars and beautiful bikes go on show at Norfolk town’s festival

PUBLISHED: 10:13 03 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:58 03 October 2018

Eight-year-old Poppy Jones admires a 1952 Plymouth on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Eight-year-old Poppy Jones admires a 1952 Plymouth on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Magnificent machines from the early days of motoring to the modern era filled Reepham’s Market Place for a day which drew petrol heads from far and wide.

The fifth annual Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival drew thousands of people keen to marvel at everything from a 1909 Stanley Model K ‘Steamer’ to a sleek 2018 Ferrari Spider.

Visitors strolled among the vehicles at the ‘American Classic’-themed event and took advantage of outdoor food stalls, while rockabilly band the Hal Wrayzer Combo played in front of the Kings Arms pub.

Antoinette Ford, 70, was there displaying her 1938 Pontiac called Chummy.

Mrs Ford, from Hockering, said: “It’s a great atmosphere. I’m a 1940s re-enactor so I bought this because I wanted a car from the same era.”

Tim Bishop with his 1961 C1 Corvette on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYTim Bishop with his 1961 C1 Corvette on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Her partner, Barry Smith, 69, who has a 1968 Ford Mustang, said: “We’re just custodians of these vehicles. If people like us don’t look after them then they will vanish.”

Richard Phillips, proud of his 1968 Chrysler New Yorker, one of the vehicles on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYRichard Phillips, proud of his 1968 Chrysler New Yorker, one of the vehicles on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Antoinette Ford with her 1938 Pontiac, one of the vehicles on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAntoinette Ford with her 1938 Pontiac, one of the vehicles on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A 1967 Amphicar 770, factory produced in Germany, one of the vehicles on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYA 1967 Amphicar 770, factory produced in Germany, one of the vehicles on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A Chevrolet Corvette badge on a car on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYA Chevrolet Corvette badge on a car on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Mustang badge on a car on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe Mustang badge on a car on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A Chevrolet Corvette badge on a car on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYA Chevrolet Corvette badge on a car on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A Corvette on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYA Corvette on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Richard Phillips, proud of his 1968 Chrysler New Yorker, one of the vehicles on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYRichard Phillips, proud of his 1968 Chrysler New Yorker, one of the vehicles on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The New Yorker badge on a Chrysler on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe New Yorker badge on a Chrysler on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A 1967 Amphicar 770, factory produced in Germany, one of the vehicles on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYA 1967 Amphicar 770, factory produced in Germany, one of the vehicles on show at the Reepham Classic Car Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A  1909 Stanley Model K ‘Steamer’ at the Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival. Picture: STUART ANDERSONA 1909 Stanley Model K ‘Steamer’ at the Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

Barry Smith with his 1968 Ford Mustang at the Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival. Picture: STUART ANDERSONBarry Smith with his 1968 Ford Mustang at the Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

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