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BRENTWOOD: Movie motors to star at family fair

By Brentwood Gazette  |  Posted: June 07, 2011

NICKED: Del Boy and Steve McQueen impersonators lark about on Shenfield Common CMAP20110603H-020_C

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THE CARS will be the stars at the Strawberry Fair this month as motors from the movies roll into town.

From Del Boy's famous three-wheeler to the Ford Gran Torino from the 1970s series Starsky & Hutch, a showcase of famous and classic cars will parade in convoy through Brentwood on Sunday, June 19.

Some 35 vehicles will drive through the High Street, making a brief stop to collect the Mayor before continuing to Shenfield Common.

Fans of the hit 1980s show Knightrider will then be able to meet KIT, a Pontiac Firebird from the series or sit behind the wheel of a Bullit, from the cult movie of the same name starring Steve McQueen.

Chris How, from Motion Pictures Motors, the firm providing vehicles for the event, said: "It's going to be an interactive day for the kids. They'll be able to sit inside the cars and have their photographs taken.

"There will be a Del Boy impersonator with the Trotter's Independent Trading Co van, who will be bringing the trademark sheepskin jacket and outfits so children can dress up and have their photographs taken with the van.

"We're thoroughly looking forward to enjoying a great family day. All the owners will be happy to share a bit of information about the cars. I hope people come from all around the Brentwood area to enjoy the day."

The classic car area is sponsored by Skidmarques Tyres and Alignments Specialists, who will be judging the classic car competition.

They will be presenting the winner with a glass trophy and a pair of classic car sterling silver cufflinks.

The fair will be host to a variety of family events including a selection of stalls, children's entertainment, music, food and drink, and a healthy supply of strawberries and cream, provided by Calcott Hall Farm in Ongar Road.

Community Transport will be supporting the event with pick-up and drop-off points for residents across the borough, including Fryerning, Ingatestone, Mountnessing and West Horndon.

For a timetable and additional information, please visit www.brentwood.gov.uk or go to the Community Transport offices (the old Tourist Information Centre).

Timetables are also available from the Town Hall and the libraries.

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