Sun shines on classics day in Uppingham

Classics in Uppingham 2014. Martyn Wray with his 1933 Singer Nine Sports Coupe. Photo: MSMP140914-012aw EMN-140915-113047001

Classics in Uppingham 2014. Martyn Wray with his 1933 Singer Nine Sports Coupe. Photo: MSMP140914-012aw EMN-140915-113047001

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Bags of sunshine and hundreds of people ensured a “very successful” Classics in Uppingham day.

There were 40 cars ranging from Rolls Royce to mini and a more modern BMW I8 electric car at the event on Sunday.

This was the fourth year of the show, held ever two years in the town’s Market Place and High Street

Organised by the community partnership Uppingham First and the Rutland branch of the Rotary Club, it also featured classical music including jazz and soul.

There was singing, bag pipes and music performed by pupils from Uppingham School, Uppingham Community College and Uppingham Primary.

Ron Simpson, director and secretary of Uppingham First said: “The music and singing was superb. Feedback from the visitors and car owners was excellent.

“Businesses serving food and drinks did well, too, as the sunshine helped make the day.

“It was a very successful day.”

Mr Simpson said he was very grateful to the church for loaning the chairs and putting up with the amplification, Uppingham School for offering additional car parking, BMW Sycamore Peterborough for bringing the I8 Electric car and the town’s Mayor David Ainslie for opening the event.

The Classics day also raises money for charity.

This year’s £2,000 raised will be given to the Children’s Air Ambulance - the first and only dedicated helicopter emergency transfer service for seriously ill children and babies - run by the Air Ambulance Service.