Queues at Haverhill rally

Historic transport rally and road run ANL-140714-084336009
Historic transport rally and road run ANL-140714-084336009

Proud vehicle owners and fans dodged Sunday’s heavy and shortlived downpours at the Haverhill Historic Transport Rally and Road Run.

Haverhill Town Council leisure manager, Nick Keble, said there were slightly fewer vehicles than last year, at about 120, but there was a bigger demand for the classic bus rides.

“We put on an extra bus and families seemed to really enjoy it,” he said. “They were queuing for a ride.”

Haverhill Town Council organises the event with the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society (East Anglia).

Its secretary, Mike Hickford, said: “We were very pleased with the day, there were some superb vehicles.

“They ranged from a Bond three-wheeler car, to pre and postwar cars, vans, lorries, miniature traction engines, fire engines, military vehicles and the buses.

“It works well with the town council as the hard-standing gives us an advantage over other rallies held in fields.”

The rally is held in the Town Hall car park.

Forty vehicles took part in a 26-mile road run to Saffron Walden and villages inbetween.