10,000 enjoy a classical experience at car show
A MASSIVE 10,000 people visited Walmer Green on Saturday for the town's first classic car show.
Some 400 classic cars, from a 1923 Model T Ford to gleaming Aston Martins and Ferraris, were on show at the event, organised to raise funds for the Walmer RNLI.
Families enjoying the sunshine were also able to meet Dave the Dalek, watch the Punch and Judy show and browse the stalls.
Opened by BBC Radio Kent's Steve Ladner, Deal mayor Marlene Burnham and members of the Deal carnival court, the show also included music from solo singer Jodie South, The Electric Beatles, David Sheppard and The Electric Monks.
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Organiser Chris West, who is also responsible for the car show in Herne Bay, said: " The exhibitors were superb with outstanding classics. "The bikers were in their element, with more than 60 outstanding classic bikes, including BSAs. Nortons, Triumphs and many more classic machines. "This was a family event, with visitors enjoying the retro market, Punch and Judy and the real ale bar, which sold 400 pints of real ale by 3pm.
"There were some outstanding exhibits, including the model lifeboats and a small-scale Harley Davidson. People relaxed in the sunshine and enjoyed ice cream, tea and cake and hot food. Both the hot food and coffee and tea concessions sold out and more than 1,000 ice creams were sold on the day.
"The objective was to raise funds for the RNLI Walmer Lifeboat and we certainly did that, with well over £3,000 profit from the day."