Classic car owners gathered at The British Queen pub in Meldreth to display their vintage vehicles.

The event took place on Monday, September 4, and featured iconic Bentley and MG marques as well as other famous makes from a similar era.

Royston Crow: Jonathan Severn's 1935 Riley 9 LynxJonathan Severn's 1935 Riley 9 Lynx (Image: Clive Porter)

Andrew Croysdill displayed his 9hp Riley Kestrel, which he has owned for 35 years and returned to showroom condition, and Nigel Cathcart displayed his 2.5 1949 RMB model.

Also featured was a 1935 Riley 9 Lynx - which Jonathan Severn purchased last Christmas. The car's previous owner had conducted a long-term rebuild, starting in the 1950s and continuing until 1997.

Royston Crow: A 9hp Riley Kestrel at Meldreth's classic car dayA 9hp Riley Kestrel at Meldreth's classic car day (Image: Clive Porter)

The oldest vehicle present was a 1928 Sunbeam Limousine, which was running on sustainable liquid fuel.


Owner Guy Lachlan explained: "80 per cent of the waste is turned into alcohol. A chemical process strips off the oxygen leaving carbon and hydrogen."

Royston Crow: Guy Lachlan with his Sunbeam LimousineGuy Lachlan with his Sunbeam Limousine (Image: Clive Porter)

The British Queen pub in High Street, which is owned by local businessman Alan Tobin, is described as a 'quaint traditional freehouse pub' and aims to be an amenity centre for the area, with attractions to suit all ages.

The classic car show is held on the first Monday of each month, and continues to increase in numbers.

Royston Crow: Nigel Cathcart's Riley 2.5 RMBNigel Cathcart's Riley 2.5 RMB (Image: Clive Porter)

Royston Crow: A 1946 MG TC at Meldreth classic car showA 1946 MG TC at Meldreth classic car show (Image: Clive Porter)

Royston Crow: The British Queen pub in MeldrethThe British Queen pub in Meldreth (Image: Google Street View)