VIDEO: Thousands flock to King’s Lynn Classic Car Day

The glamour of James Bond, or at least one of his cars, came to Lynn at the weekend as the town hosted its second annual Classic Car Day.

More than 230 vintage vehicles filled the Tuesday Market Place on Sunday, creating a world of motoring nostalgia for thousands of visitors.

Heritage Open Weekend, Classic Car Show and Beer, Butchers and Barbers weekend in King's Lynn ANL-150913-233726009

Heritage Open Weekend, Classic Car Show and Beer, Butchers and Barbers weekend in King's Lynn ANL-150913-233726009

A host of sparkling sports cars took their places in the display, including a replica of the Lotus Esprit Turbo featured in the 1981 Bond move, For Your Eyes Only.

The car was shown by its owner Martin Williamson, who was inspired to create by his experiences working on the sets at Pinewood Studios in that period.

Another highlight was a raffle for the chance to win a tour of Lynn in a 100-year-old Ford Model T, which has been restored by its owner, David Bretton.

The draw raised a total of £514.41 for the Bridge for Heroes, which was nominated as boorugh mayor’s Colin Manning’s charity for the current civic year.

Heritage Open Weekend, Classic Car Show and Beer, Butchers and Barbers weekend in King's Lynn. Martin Williamson with his 007 Lotus. ANL-150913-233737009

Heritage Open Weekend, Classic Car Show and Beer, Butchers and Barbers weekend in King's Lynn. Martin Williamson with his 007 Lotus. ANL-150913-233737009

Meanwhile, the winner of the Les Daubney award for King’s Lynn Classic Car Day Best in Show, as voted for by the exhibitors, was John Simmons, with his Sunbeam Talbot Alpine WLF18.

Elizabeth Nockolds, West Norfolk Council cabinet member for culture, heritage and health, said the show was part of a “fantastic” climax to the authority’s programme of free events in the town centre throughout the spring and summer, alongside the Beer, Butchers and Barbers event and Heritage Open Day.

She said: “There were people everywhere in town. I don’t think I have ever seen it so busy.

“We’re reviewing the feedback on this year’s events and planning for next year’s events which we hope will be equally well supported.

Heritage Open Weekend, Classic Car Show and Beer, Butchers and Barbers weekend in King's Lynn. John Palmer with his 1966 Triumph Herald 1200 convertible. ANL-150913-233758009

Heritage Open Weekend, Classic Car Show and Beer, Butchers and Barbers weekend in King's Lynn. John Palmer with his 1966 Triumph Herald 1200 convertible. ANL-150913-233758009

“I would like to thank everyone involved in making these events possible and everyone who has supported them through the year.”

Heritage Open Weekend, Classic Car Show and Beer, Butchers and Barbers weekend in King's Lynn. Crowds of people view the classic cars on display. ANL-150913-233747009

Heritage Open Weekend, Classic Car Show and Beer, Butchers and Barbers weekend in King's Lynn. Crowds of people view the classic cars on display. ANL-150913-233747009