Supercars get the show on the road at Bath Pageant of Motoring
More than 400 classic and vintage cars were the stars of the first Bath Pageant of Motoring at the weekend.
Organisers hope the event, which was organised by Bath Rotary Club, will have raised £100,000 for the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering charity at the Royal United Hospital.
The money will help the charity to provide more of its powered wheelchairs for young disabled children, the Wizzybugs, to families.
One of the main attractions at the pageant was a display of more than 30 supercars - with marques such as Aston Martin, AC Cobra, Lotus, Ferrari, Porsche and Jaguar. Visitors to the event were given the chance to ride in the cars in exchange for donations to the charity.
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The oldest car taking part in the show was a 1919 Swift Sports and also appearing was a 1923 Horstman built in Bath and one of nine still in existence.
Trevor Turpin, 65, who acquired the vehicle four years ago, said he bought it because he thought it should return to the city where it had been made.
He said: “It was about four years ago there was a celebration at the Museum of Bath at Work in Julian Road and we talked about having a display of all the Horstman cars left.
“The chap who owned this car said he was selling it and I thought it ought to come back to Bath.
“I have taken it to lots of vintage rallies and it has been great fun, although I’m still trying to sort out all its teething problems.”