Calling Olympic car classics for torch route

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CLASSIC car owners have been asked to help give a special flavour to a town’s Olympic torch route.

The torch will pass through Oakham on Tuesday, July 3, and the Oakham Town Partnership is keen to find a classic car to represent each of the previous Olympic games, going back to 1948.

Graeme Phipps, who took part in the torch relay dress rehearsal when it came through Rutland and Stamford last month, said: “If we can pull it off will be quite unusual and hopefully a great PR opportunity for the town.”

If you would like to help out with the partnership’s plans, e-mail