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Rare breed car show at Haynes

THE Haynes International Motor Museum was the setting for the fifth Rare Breeds Car Show on Sunday and some truly stunning cars arrived on site.

The day was dedicated to all makes of rare cars. These were cars which were produced in small numbers, the only one left in existence, and even the only one ever made. Most arrived under their own power, some travelling considerable distances to take part.

Throughout the day there were several competitions and a chance to take part in the annual Cream Tea Run, which was a challenging run around some of the more obscure parts of Somerset.

This was followed by a parade of vehicles on the Museum test track and the presentation of the trophies for the various competitions.

The competitors’ choice was awarded to a 1935 BSA Light Mulliner 4-door saloon owned by Paul Chamberlain. Second place went to a stunning 1928 Studebaker and third place went to a 1948 Lea-Francis 14HP Sports.

Museum curator Micheal Penn had a hard job deciding on his award which went to a 1971 Austom 3 litre saloon. The award for furthest travelled went to Tony Moss from the Midas Owners Club who came from Coventry. The Spirit of the Event was awarded to a 1983 Bugatti Hot-Rod Replica, called ‘Prohibition’. And the prize for the best motorcycle went to a 1964 Royal Enfield Motorcycle Mk1 Interceptor.

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