Final preparations for crowd-pulling car show at Fornham St Martin

Hundreds of eye-catching cars and motorcycles are set to line up by the lake and help raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Classic and Sports Cars by the Lake, at Hall Farm, Fornham St Martin, returns for its eighth year on Sunday and organisers hope it will be the biggest and best event yet.

More than 650 vehicles, ranging from pre-war classics to motorcycles and present day sports cars, will be on display, while visitors will also be able to enjoy trade stalls, crafts as well as food and refreshments, entertainments for the children plus live broadcasting by BBC Radio Suffolk.

Last year’s show was attended by more than 4,500 people and raised £32,000 for the charity which cares for those in the final chapters of their lives.

The day, which is hosted by Andrew and Gina Long, of Hall Farm, is organised by Austin Cornish supported by the Classic Car Committee and its president Max Milburn.

Andrew Long said: “Classic and Sports Cars by the Lake has established a loyal following of exhibitors and visitors, so we hope this year will be our biggest and best yet.

“We encourage visitors to spend the day at Hall Farm, enjoy viewing the stunning vehicles on display, knowing that all of the funds raised go to our hospice, which helps so many local people.

“The event really is a great day out for the whole family I am really looking forward to seeing Hall Farm transformed into one of the best car parks around.”

Throughout the event, which is sponsored by solicitors Ashtons Legal and Ensors Chartered Accountants, a team of 20-strong judges will join visitors viewing the fantastic array of stunning vehicles, selecting the best in each category to receive awards.

This year there will also be a special treat for TVR enthusiasts as the show will include a marquee filled with a range of the British car company’s models in tribute to Mark Savin, a local architect and TVR owner who was part of the event’s organising committee before his death last November.

Other new attractions for this year’s event include a motorbike stunt spectacle as well as an Aston Martin exhibition.

Tickets for the show, which can be bought at the gate on the day, cost £8 for adults and £5 for children (children under 10 go free). Family tickets (two adults and two children) can also be purchased for £20. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead and under control at all times.

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