Classic car owners gear up for Chipping Sodbury event

The start of last year's Chipping Sodbury classic car run

The start of last year's Chipping Sodbury classic car run

First published in News Gazette Series: Photograph of the Author by , reporter covering Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Rangeworthy, Wickwar, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath and Old Sodbury

MORE than 200 classic cars and vintage motorbikes will line Chipping Sodbury’s High Street this weekend in a spectacle members of the public are being encouraged to catch a glimpse of.

The Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club’s 19th annual classic car run will leave Broad Street on Sunday, June 29 between 8.30am and 10.30am.

Drivers of around 200 pre-1989 vehicles, including cars, motorbikes and light commercial vehicles, will then set off on an 80-mile route through Gloucestershire and ending up in the Severn Valley.

Participants are encouraged to wear period costume and an award will be presented to the entrants judged most appropriately dressed for the period of their vehicles.

Rotary club president Chris Hill said: “The run certainly matches the Rotary philosophy of combining fellowship and fun while also raising funds for our charitable work.

“On the day vehicles begin to arrive in Broad Street at 7.30am and set off between 8.30am and 10.30am giving residents, visitors and enthusiasts plenty of opportunity to meet and talk to owners and to enjoy this wonderful spectacle.”

Last year’s event raised more than £8,000 for the club’s chosen charities, taking the total raised over 19 years to nearly £80,000 for charitable causes.

For further information on the event contact Mark Benstock on 01454 311712 or email

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