Broad spread of veterans at Norfolk show

| 12 Aug 2011

A trio of Renault AXs, a couple of London-to-Edinburgh Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost and a 1902 Panhard et Levassor were among the 50 veteran cars to take part in the Veteran Car Club's annual weekend.

The 7-8 August gathering of the early pioneers of motoring - all pre-1919 models, as per club regulations - was hosted by the Knight's Hill Hotel near Kings Lynn.More than 130 people - from as far afield as France and Norway - enjoyed the weekend programme of gentle drives with stops at Castle Acre Castle, the Denver Sluice and the beaches of Old Hunstanton.Star attraction was a pair of Ghosts: John Lawson's 1914 London-to-Edinburgh car and Tristan Jensen's Limousine which - fittingly, givem the 100th anniversary of the marque's Spirit of Ecstasy - celebrates its centenary this year.

Even older was a 1910 Talbot that lost a wheel en route (but fortunately remained undamaged) while lady participants included Nicola Garner, who brought her late father's 1914 Talbot - along with her two young sons who took turns at the wheel.

Also sharing the event with family was Brian Casely in the family 1911 Buick Tourer (below).

For more on the Veteran Car Club of GB, see: www.vccofgb.co.uk