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Pictures from the King’s Lynn Classic Car Day

It’s making a little headway, it’s not as fast as it used to be and it cost him a small fortune. But he still loves his aggie.

John Woodford’s 1935 Austin 10 Tourer was probably the oldest car on display at King’s Lynn Classic Car Day.

Aggie, 86, was the oldest car on King’s Lynn Classic Car Day
– Photo credit: Chris Bishop

“I paid £ 11,000 for her three years ago,” he said. “They were £ 97 when they were new.”

Retired engineer Woodford, 78, said Aggie – named for her AG 1E license plate – made it to the event on Tuesday Market Place on her own. Then they just live around the corner.

Aggie makes regular trips to Hunstanton and further along the coast. But with a top speed of not much over 40 mph, it has been known to cause one or two traffic jams.

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Owner John Woodford thinks Aggie’s engine is clean enough to consume your dinner
– Photo credit: Chris Bishop

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“The clock has 19,000,” he said. “But it was probably around the clock, so it’s probably 119,000.”

Mr Woodford said a cousin who owned Aggie before buying her three years ago spent “several thousand” getting the engine overhauled.

“Look,” he said, opening the hood. “It’s clean enough to have dinner in there.”

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From left (seated) Shirley Baxter, Ian McCreary, June Brooks and Dave Brooks at King’s Lynn Classic Car Day
– Photo credit: Chris Bishop

Nearby, Shirley Baxter and her friends enjoyed a picnic next to their 1976 MG Midget.

“I’ve had it since 2002,” she said. “I bought it spontaneously from my sister-in-law for about £ 1,400.”

The retired truck driver and cook Ms. Baxter, 76, from Wigtoft near Spalding, enjoyed the sun at the fair.

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Shirley Baxter’s MG Midget at King’s Lynn Classic Car Day
– Photo credit: Chris Bishop

“We’ve been there before,” she said. “It was good.”

Nearby engineer Darryl Goldsmith, 47, showed off the Honda S2000, which he has owned since 2002.

Lynn’s Mr. Goldsmith said he took the 2L engine apart and rebuilt it – and admitted he was a bit of a car freak.

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Darry Goldsmith with his Honda S2000
– Photo credit: Chris Bishop

“It’s naturally sucked in and can go up to 9,000 revolutions,” he said. “In its day it was the most powerful naturally aspirated engine you could get per liter.”

Elsewhere there were classics in all shapes and sizes, from capris to custom-made items.

The show was part of the Heritage Open Days event, which saw historic buildings open to the public, reenactments and entertainment across Lynn.

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Some of the cars on display at King’s Lynn Classic Car Day
– Photo credit: Chris Bishop

Some of the cars on display at King's Lynn Classic Car Day

Some of the cars on display at King’s Lynn Classic Car Day
– Photo credit: Chris Bishop

Some of the cars on display at King's Lynn Classic Car Day

Some of the cars on display at King’s Lynn Classic Car Day
– Photo credit: Chris Bishop

Some of the cars on display at King's Lynn Classic Car Day

Enthusiasts enjoy catching up at King’s Lynn Classic Car Day
– Photo credit: Chris Bishop

Some of the cars on display at King's Lynn Classic Car Day

Car enthusiasts at King’s Lynn Classic Car Day
– Photo credit: Chris Bishop

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