Classic cars roll into Barrington for May meet-up

PUBLISHED: 16:44 09 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:44 09 May 2017

Rod Kennedy presenting his 1973 Triumph Stag. Picture: Clive Porter

Rod Kennedy presenting his 1973 Triumph Stag. Picture: Clive Porter

Clive Porter

More than 100 cars rolled into Barrington on Friday evening for their monthly classic car meet.

There were plenty of classic cars to see in Barrington on Friday. Picture: Clive PorterThere were plenty of classic cars to see in Barrington on Friday. Picture: Clive Porter

The show, on the village green opposite the Royal Oak pub, was run by of Monty Goding for more than 40 years, but has continued to thrive without a designated organiser for the past year.

Classic car enthusiast Rod Kennedy, who also sits on Royston Town Council, said: “It was quite good – and bloody freezing!

This 1946 MG TC belongs to Peter Ganczakowski Picture: Clive PorterThis 1946 MG TC belongs to Peter Ganczakowski Picture: Clive Porter

“There must have been more than 100 cars there, a good selection of classics.

The diverse range of models included Rolls Royces,Lexus IS, a 1946 MG and Mr Kennedy’s own 1973 Triumph Stag.

Simon Parr is the owner of this two-litre, six-cylinder Lexus IS. Picture: Clive PorterSimon Parr is the owner of this two-litre, six-cylinder Lexus IS. Picture: Clive Porter

“There is quite a wide catchment area, and lots of people go along,” he said.

“We met people who come from the other side of Ely. We go along to most of the events. There is a surprising number of classic cars in the Royston area.”

The meets are on the first Friday of the month from April to September.

For more on the Royal Oak pub, which promotes the car meet events, go to www.royaloakbarrington.co.uk

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