Hot bike at Shalbourne classic car show.

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A classic motor-bike was 'hotted up' in way the owner didn't intend at Shalbourne Classic Car Show when it burst into flames.

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Sadly the bike was badly damages but happily no-one was hurt and all the close-by machines were rapidly pulled to safety.

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As onlookers searched for fire extinguishers, the smoke and flames luckily stayed in a limited area whilst, poignantly, a vintage fire engine looked magnificent but was, of course, powerless to intervene.

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This year's show attracted car fans and fun-seeking families in their hundreds. The younger looked on wondering how those old cars worked

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whilst the more senior visitors swapped daredevil tales of their times behind the wheel of those ageing classics.

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There were cars for every taste – even the less enthusiastic visitors gazed in appreciation at streamlined pre-war Rileys, Jags and MGs whilst the post war and 60-70s examples of MGBs, TRs, E-Types, Capris, Minis, Escorts and Alfas prompted many a nostalgic chat. Some were affordable classics and some were reputed to be worth nearly £2m.

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This annual event, in aid of the Shalbourne Parish Church and village charities provided a tea time delight for many of the Hungerford Food Festival visitors arrived during the afternoon to savour the hog roast, cream teas and champagne and seafood to the musical accompaniment of a barber shop band.

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shalbourne classic car show 9


shalbourne classic car show 9


shalbourne classic car show 9


shalbourne classic car show 9


shalbourne classic car show 9


shalbourne classic car show 9


shalbourne classic car show 9


shalbourne classic car show 9


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