Vintage vehicle show set to draw crowds

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More than 70 vintage vehicles will take over Ilkeston Market Place next weekend when a nostalgic transport extravaganza takes place.

Enterprise agency Erewash Partnership has organised a heritage and classic vehicle show on the town’s market place on Sunday September 15.

Partnership chief executive Ian Viles said: “This will be a great celebration of our motoring heritage, and a fantastic event for local people to enjoy – an exciting day out for all ages.”

Ten buses with names of bygone companies such as Midland General will line up on the Market Place, complete with correct destination boards, to recreate the way the town centre would have looked in the 1960s and 70s.

The owners of 60 cars from throughout history have booked their spots at the show as well as tractors, motorbikes, VW campervans and scooters.

There will be a Mayor’s Award for the best vehicle.

A charity BBQ will be provided by Ilkeston Rotary Club and local businesses will be opening their doors for the day.

The free event takes place between 10am-4pm.

Roads around the Market Place will be closed to normal traffic as vehicles start to arrive.