Article and images by Jonathan White
The 19th annual ‘Audlem Festival of Transport 2018’ took place in Audlem on Sunday 29th July 2018.
There was a spectacular parade of over a hundred cars, commercial vehicles, tractors and motorcycles.
The vehicles assembled at Hankelow Green and left for Audlem at 11am, with the parade arriving at Audlem Playing Field off Cheshire Street at 11:30am.
The vehicles stayed on Audlem Playing Field until 4pm.
On the adjacent car park to Audlem Playing Field there were stalls from Reaseheath College, Blackhurst Garages (Whitchurch), Glen Miller music from Moonlight Serenade, a Punch & Judy show from Pinxton Puppets, a tombola and numerous refreshments stands.
Car manufactures on view included: AC, Alfa Romeo, Alvis, Austin, Bedford, Bugatti, Caterham, Citroen, Daimler, Ford, Holden, Honda, Jaguar, Lagonda, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes, MG, Morris, Porsche, Riley, Rolls-Royce, Rover, Saab, Triumph, TVR, Vauxhall and VW.
Tractor manufactures on view included Ferguson, Field-Marshall, Fordson and Massey Ferguson.
Truck manufactures on view included Bedford and Morris Commercial. There was also an Albion Nimbus bus that visitors could board to inspect the interior.
The event was free to attend and would not have been possible without the sponsorship, donations and volunteers.
Thanks were given to all the entrants as well as Audlem Parish Council and Cheshire East Council, along with the sponsors: Baker Wynne & Wilson, MK Preece, Reaseheath College, Car Transplants, Adderley Garage, Audlem Electrical, Audlem Chip Shop, Blackhurst Garage, Bradshaws, DA Roberts, James Gorse, Lyon Griffiths, Markden Homes, Nantwich Windows, PET Hire, Graham Tressider & Sons, Cooper Buckley and Mornflake.
Thanks were also given to the volunteers at Hankelow who welcomed the exhibitors, registered the vehicles and marshalled the start of the parade.
Audlem Festival of Transport was organised by the Audlem Special Events Team (ASET).
ASET is a not for profit organisation, run entirely by volunteers dedicated to making Audlem a vibrant village.
Despite a mixture of wet, windy and sunny weather the event was attended by several hundred adults and children.