Rare car breeds compete at Haynes International Motor Museum
By abbie_yeovil | Thursday, September 06, 2012, 14:31
The Haynes International Motor Museum played host to some truly stunning and rare breeds of car on Sunday (September 2).
Rare breeds on show at Haynes International Motor Museum.
The museum, situated in Sparkford near Yeovil, was holding its fifth annual Rare Breeds Car show; an event dedicated to showcasing the rarest of cars.
Some vehicles on display were the only cars of their kind in existence and others were the only cars of their kind ever made.
Most cars arrived at the show on their own power.
Tony Moss from the Midas Owners Club drove his classic car all the way from Coventry and received an award for having travelled the furthest.
Several competitions took place over the course of the day, including the annual Cream Tea Run, which required those taking part to drive a challenging course around some of the more obscure parts of Somerset.
So if, like me, you noticed an influx of shiny classic cars racing around Somerset country lanes on Sunday, that explains it!
Other competitions included the competitor's choice, in which first and second place were awarded to Somerset locals.
First place was awarded to the 1939 Light Mulliner four door saloon, owned by Paul Chamberlin of East Huntspill and Second place went to the 1928 Studebaker belonging to Mr R Hewitt from Highbridge.
Tony Higgins, from Burnham-on-Sea, won the Spirit of the Event trophy for his 1983 Bugatti Hot-Rod Replica, called "Prohibition".
The day ended with a parade of vehicles driving around the Museum test track followed by the presentation of the trophies for the various competitions.