Vintage car run invites enthusiasts to join the fun between two towns

Last year's Centre 81 car display on Great Yarmouth seafront.
Picture: Adrian Buck Photography

Last year's Centre 81 car display on Great Yarmouth seafront. Picture: Adrian Buck Photography

© 2017 Adrian Buck Photography

Organisers of a vintage vehicle run and show which raises vital charity funds are inviting lorries, buses and caravans to join a cavalcade of classic cars and bikes.

Last year's Centre 81 car display on Great Yarmouth seafront.
Picture: Adrian Buck PhotographyLast year's Centre 81 car display on Great Yarmouth seafront. Picture: Adrian Buck Photography

A record 100 entries joined last summer’s event organised by Great Yarmouth’s Centre 81 to raise funds to help run its activities and skills sessions for members with a range of disabilities caused by illness or trauma.

Owners of classic vehicles are being invited to take part in this year’s event on Sunday, July 8 which the run setting off from Cromer to Yarmouth.

And, because the show has more room at its Golden Mile destination where it stages a show, organisers are looking to expand with any vintage, classic or unusual lorries, buses or caravans.

The event has raised around £10,000 for Centre 81 funds over the past six years, and this year its prize draw features a VIP top prize of two Brooklands Race Day hospitality tickets for the British Superbikes event at Silverstone on September 9, worth more than £400.

The run begins at Cromer’s Runton Road car park and takes a 60-mile route to Great Yarmouth where it is one of the key attractions during a weekend Wheels Festival.

Centre 81 chief executive Diana Staines said: “The seafront will be closed to traffic for the first time, so we can park vehicles on the road as well as the Marina Garden – and we are hoping to make it another year to remember with a record number of vehicles.”

Prizes awarded at the end of the run include: best in show; oldies but goodies (pre-1959); swinging sixties (1960-69); future classics (1970 onwards). There are also fun trophies including the I’m Exhausted Award (vehicle travelling furthest to get to the start) and Wonderful Wheels – The People’s Choice.

Draw tickets are also available from Centre 81 on Tar Works Road, and will be on sale at Dixie’s Café on the seafront near the Marina Centre during the upcoming air show.

For more information and to download an entry form visit or contact Jackie James on 01493 852573,

Centre 81 also runs a community transport service.

The service is there for all citizens of any age within the borough who cannot access ordinary public transport.

It also supports local clubs and societies by providing transport for their members to access their club.

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