Engines at the ready for annual Classic Vehicle Run

Wednesday, 29 March, 2017

On Sunday 9 April classic cars, motorbikes and commercial vehicles, that pre-date 1991, will assemble at Havant Borough Council’s Plaza car park from 8.30 am before heading of on their prestigious Classic Vehicle Run.  

In aid of the Mayor of Havant’s charity appeal, this annual event, now in its 13th year, will see the Mayor of Havant flag off the vehicles at 10am. 

The participating vehicles will travel through Hampshire’s beautiful countryside before arriving at Fort Purbrook, Portsdown Hill Road at midday.  The vehicles will then be on view again for people to see.

The Soberton Strummers (Ukulele Band) will be providing the musical entertainment at the Fort, with tours and a BBQ also available to make the day an enjoyable one for all the family.

Councillor Faith Ponsonby, Mayor of Havant, said: “This annual event is always extremely popular, not only with vehicle owners, but also enthusiasts who enjoy viewing the vehicles either at the start or when they have completed the run out.  Last year over 170 vehicles participated.”

There is no entry charge for spectators but a donation to the Mayor’s Charity Appeal which this year is supporting Off the Record, Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) and the St Faiths Big Build Campaign, Havant is very much appreciated.

Any vehicle that pre-dates 1991 can enter and owners must pre-register by contacting Anne Thurlow, Mayor’s Secretary via email anne.thurlow@havant.gov.uk or telephone 023 9244 6152.

This year’s event is sponsored by Norse South East.