King’s Lynn classic cars a big draw already

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So many vehicles have already been entered for the inaugural King’s Lynn Classic Car Day that it has had to be moved to the Tuesday Market Place.

The event – on the same day as the Heritage Open Day – had been scheduled to take place quayside, but is has outgrown the space on offer there, said organisers West Norfolk Council.

Borough mayor, Barry Ayres, said: “I’m astounded by the response we’ve had. Combined with Heritage Open Day we should bring a lot of new people into the town that day.”

Councillor Chris Crofts said: “Around 120 vehicles have already registered and we are expecting more.

“This has given us the opportunity to make even more of the event and move the venue to the Tuesday Market Place.

“We will be able to accommodate more trade stands now that it is there and we will be opening the air raid shelters underneath the square in conjunction with Heritage Open Day.

“Bridge for Heroes has kindly agreed to assist with looking after visitors to the air raid shelters and we are hoping to have some military vehicles on display in the area.”

The event will also feature The Cooper Car, which was one of six made at the Cooper factory in Lynn in the early 1900s. It is the only surviving example of this vehicle.

The car day takes place on Sunday, September 14, from 10am to 4pm. Parking will be just £1 all day. Owners of classic vehicles can register online at or by calling 01553 616200.

For Heritage Open Day information call 01553 763044.

It’s marvellous and means that combined with Heritage Open Day we should bring a lot of new people into the town that day. Not only will this be the first classic car day, but it will also be the first time we have opened the air raid shelters to the public - so there are plenty of reasons why people should come along and take a look.”

For more information about the Heritage Open Day contact King’s Lynn Tourist Information Centre on 01553 763044.