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Frankie's Car Fest 5th Year success

Frankie's Classic Car Show and Bike Fest took place on Sunday September 4th at Ford's Dunton Technical Centre in Laindon and attracted car and bike enthusiasts from all over Essex. 
Frankie with a Porsche

This is the fifth year Saint Francis Hospice have organised the event and it has grown bigger with each year, Alan Mason who organises the show with his friend Tony Cartwright said        

 

Ford GT40s on the Test Track


 "we had a record number of cars pre-booked for this year's show with over 350 cars and bikes on display and many more in the public car park"           


Ford GT40s on the Test Track




"this year's event also had the best range of vintage cars on display including a 3 Wheeler 1916 Morgan Grand Prix that was  celebrating its 100th birthday this year it is the oldest car we've ever had at Frankie's Classic Car Show"                 


 



"despite the windy weather we had about 2,000 visitors and raised £18,000 for Saint Francis Hospice"                                                                    

Ford GT40s on the Test Track


Tony began fundraising for the hospice as his wife Carol was cared for there before she died in 2012.     "The care Carol was given was excellent," he said.  


 

Ford GT40s on the Test Track

 

"The hospice was not too intrusive and that was important but at the same time I knew there was always someone at the end of the phone if I needed any help or support."        







The event also had live bands, jive dancing lessons, vintage fair, food, drink and kids entertainment.   

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