Haverhill Historic Transport Rally and Road Run

Written by MiriamSpall on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 14:54

Experience the va-va-voom of vintage vehicles when more than one hundred cars, lorries, vans, fire engines, military vehicles and buses are displayed on Sunday 9 July at the Haverhill Historic Transport Rally. It takes place in the Town Hall Car Park (South Car Park) between 10.00am to 5.00pm and admission is free.

Haverhill Town Council sponsors the family friendly event and works with the Historical Commercial Vehicle Society (East Anglia Area) to bring the rally to the town. One of the benefits of this event, which is in the town centre rather than a rural field, is that many more people are in walking distance of the show.

Don’t miss the free vintage bus rides which will leave every 30 minutes between 1.00pm and 4.00pm.  

If you need a refresher the Arts Centre the bar and cafe will be open for drinks and snacks. There will also be a selection of historic transport films running on the cinema screen.

The road run leaves Haverhill at 11.30am visiting a number of the surrounding villages. There is also a competitive element to the day and Haverhill Mayor David Roach will present trophies to the winners of various categories from 4.00pm onwards.

Town Clerk Colin Poole said

‘The rally is now in its 9th year which is testament to its popularity. One of the best ways to find out about how we used to live is to find out how we used to travel. The 20th century has such extremes of transport from steam engines to sports cars and this is a great opportunity to see them up close’

‘I’m particularly looking forward to the road-run, it should be quite a spectacle’

Coinciding with the Vehicle Rally, the Haverhill Ex Servicemen’s Club is holding an open day from 11.00am to 4.00pm. It will be a chance to check out the services the club has to offer and for children to have a go on some inflatables.

The Town Hall Car Park will be closed for the event and visitors will need to park in other town centre car parks.

Organised by the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society, East Anglia Area and sponsored by Haverhill Town Council.

See event's listing here

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