Classic cars and passing Spitfires make it a weekend to remember

A record-breaking turnout saw more than 140 classic cars line up proudly against the inspirational backdrop of the Battle of Britain Memorial on Sunday (1 Sept).

As well as all the usual attractions at the Capel-le-Ferne site, visitors were able to stroll amongst highly polished, lovingly presented machinery being proudly displayed by members of Ramsgate Old Motor and Motorcycle Club.

Local car enthusiasts have visited the Memorial on an annual basis for a number of years, but the event has really taken off since the Ramsgate-based enthusiasts began organising it.

Club Chairman and event organiser Peter Harvey said the visit to Capel-le-Ferne had become an annual highlight, and near perfect weather made 2019 particularly enjoyable, with members able to enjoy superb views across the Channel while visitors checked out their pride and joy.

Car owners and site visitors shared an additional treat when Spitifires operated by the Trust’s friends at Aero Legends overflew the site on a number of occasions, the sights and sounds of this iconic fighter adding to the atmosphere of a fantastic day out.

Many of the club members took time to pay their respects at the National Memorial to the Few and the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall and a number of them visited The Scramble Experience to learn more about the Battle of Britain and the Few. The cafe and the shop also did a roaring trade.

The Trust is looking forward to welcoming the club back next year, during what will be the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.




















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