A classic weekend

Chiltern Hills Rally
Chiltern Hills Rally

Vintage car enthusiasts have the chance to see hundreds of classic cars and vehicles at the 21st Chiltern Hills Vehicle Rally on Sunday.

The rally will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford Transit, and visitors will have the chance to chat with drummer and motoring enthusiast, television presenter and journalist Fuzz Townshend who will be in attendance.

Owners of classic cars can attend with their vehicles and display them alongside hundreds of other vintage vehicles.

And there is plenty of entertainment on offer as well to keep everyone occupied throughout the day.

This includes trade stands, children’s rides and slides, a beer tent, a hog roast, specialist teas and coffees and ice creams.

The rally moved to a new location last year, to a site next to Bucks County Show ground just outside Aylesbury at Weedon Park.

And the move proved to be a great success with everyone concerned - the public, stallholders and exhibitors.

Previously, the rally was held at Aylesbury Rugby Club ground in Weston Turville, but the new site gives more space and better parking facilities.

Adrian Fell, one of the organisers, said: “Last year’s move to Weedon Park proved to be a great success despite the extra costs involved in moving.

“It has given us great scope for the future with enough space for more classics and extra trade stands in the coming years.

“It has always been one of the first local events that everyone looks forward to, and for some, the first event that gets the classic out of the garage.”

Most classic car owners have already entered their vehicles for the rally.

However, there is still a chance to enter on the day as a late entry, at a cost of £10 per vehicle.

Mr Fell said: “Last year’s Cubitt car display will be a hard act to follow, but we have a Ford Transit van display to celebrate their50th annviersary this year.

“Everyone has heard of the Ford Transit, more commonly known as the Backbone of Britian.

“We also have Fuzz Townsend, from the television show Car SOS attending and he will be walking around chatting to people about their cherished vehicles.”

Entry to the public is £6 for adults, children under 14 can attend for free.Parking is free.

The Rally is organised by The Game Club, an Aylesbury organisation that raises money for local charitable causes.

Over the years the club has raised money for many organisations and individuals including Chiltern Air Ambulance, the British Wheelchair Bowls Association, purchasing and training a guide dog, Quainton Windmill Restoration Project and buying a telvision for a visually impaired pensioner.