Leading scientist Colin Pillinger remembered as charity vehicle show is a hit in Croydon

This rare right hand drive 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster taxi is owned by Gary Seeley from Cambridge. I

This rare right hand drive 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster taxi is owned by Gary Seeley from Cambridge. It was manufactured in the States but for the South African market. PICTURE: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

A vehicle show in Croydon was heralded a great success when £3,000 was raised for church repairs.

2018 Airbus EXOMars Rover prototype. PICTURE: sunnysnaps.co.uk

2018 Airbus EXOMars Rover prototype. PICTURE: sunnysnaps.co.uk - Credit: Sunnysnaps.co.uk - Sunnysnaps Ph

About 100 classic cars rolled up to the vehicle show, which also featured the 2003 Beagle 2 Mars Lander prototype and the 2018 Airbus EXOMars Rover prototype.

The Beagle 2 holds special significance for Croydon as villager Colin Pillinger, who died in May last year, worked on the project to send it to Mars.

Event organiser Malcolm Ralph said: “The day went really well. People worked really hard to make it a success. The Beagle 2 exhibition in the Church of All Saints was wonderful. We raised thousands of pounds which isn’t bad for a village of 200 people.” You can find more photos of the event online at sunnysnaps.co.uk.

David Jones from Comberton won the Peoples Choice category at the annual Croydon car rally, and vill

David Jones from Comberton won the Peoples Choice category at the annual Croydon car rally, and village show on Sunday. This immaculate little car, a 1932 Austin 7 RN, has been part of the family for exactly seven years. PICTURE: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant


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