Classic car run dedicated to former Centre 81 chairman
Centre 81's annual classic car and bike run from Cromer to Great Yarmouth has been dedicated to the memory of their car-loving former chairman Howard Wynn.
Howard, who died in 2018 at the age of 75, was the proud owner of an immaculate 1926 Bullnose Morris Oxford, which he drove in the charity's first classic car run in 2012. He was chairman of Centre 81's board from 2011 to 2012 and served as a trustee for seven years.
This year's 60-mile run takes place on Sunday July 7th and is part of the annual Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival, a free event that attracts tens of thousands of people to the town.
The run will see about 100 cars and motorcycles set off from Cromer's Runton Road car park at 9.15am and make their way along the coast road before pausing for a pit stop at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Worstead. They will then head for Great Yarmouth, gathering at the junction of Jellicoe Road and North Drive at 12 noon for a parade along the sea front to the Centre 81 display area beside the Sea Life Centre.
Among the prizes to be presented to category winners are the Howard Wynn Golden Oldies trophy for vehicles made before 1959. Others will go to cars judged best from the 1960's, 70s and 80s, and the Drippiest Car.
Jackie James, of Centre 81, who organises the classic car and bike run, said: "We're expecting a big turn-out this year and many of those taking part will have known Howard and his passion for old cars. Some of the older models from the 20s and 30s will be on show alongside the classics of the future, all of them beautifully turned out by their owners.
"I hope people turn out in force to support our run and the Wheels Festival, which has become such an important event in Great Yarmouth's summer calendar."
Press release issued on behalf of Centre 81, June 12, 2019