Saturday saw blues skies, glorious sunshine and 10,000 visitors, plus a Spitfire flypast – ‘the perfect day’, according to organisers.
But torrential rain which descended from mid morning the following day saw less than a third of that number attend Buckinghamshire’s historic rally, with only around 4,000 enthusiasts venturing out. Nevertheless, the two-day event still matched last year’s total of £41,000, all of which will go to local charities.
For the first time, the event also featured a Chevrolet-sponsored soapbox challenge featuring home-made vehicles for the 10-17 age group, with an artificial slope providing the platform for a 16-team competition as to who could travel furthest.
The Modena trophy was claimed by The Snails from 1st Stewkley Scouts, with Wendover Whizzkids taking the ‘spirit of the event’ award.
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