An impressive collection of veteran, vintage and classic cars representing over 100 years of motoring joined early steamers, commercials, military vehicles and motorbikes at Powderham Castle near Exeter for the latest Historic Vehicle Gathering on July 13-14.

In total, over 2000 vehicles attended this two-day event organised by the Crash Box and Classic Car Club of Devon, making it the most successful event in the rally’s 46-year history.

A welcome new addition to this year’s car club displays was the Saab Owners’ Club with a line-up of turbocharged models ranging from a 1979 99 Turbo to a 2008 93 Turbo X. Meanwhile, the South Wales-based Euro Rover Owners’ Group paid homage to the era of MG Rover Group production at Longbridge. In pride of place on the stand were examples of some of the final examples to be produced before the 2005 closure, including the group’s latest project; a V8 powered MG ZT-T 260 that had been purchased from a salvage company.

The organisers of this long-running annual event have also been raising funds for their chosen charities, with its hard-working members donating a grand total of £20,000 to British Red Cross Devon, Living Options and Age Concern Crediton and District.

Historic Vehicle Gathering

Members of the Euro Rover Owners Group with the project MG ZT-T 260 they rescued from a salvage yard.