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Classics on the Green expected to bring 250-plus vintage vehicles to Friston

PUBLISHED: 13:20 27 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:34 27 June 2017

Classics on the Green is returning to Friston. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Classics on the Green is returning to Friston. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

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Hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles are to go on show at a Suffolk village green as part of a popular annual event known for its relaxed atmosphere and eclectic mix of vehicles.

Hundreds of vehicles are epxected to attend. Picture: PHIL MORLEYHundreds of vehicles are epxected to attend. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Friston’s Classics on the Green returns on Thursday, July 6, when owners of vehicles dating back from before 1970 are invited to display their vintage pride and joy.

John Furlong with his 1934 Lagonda Rapier at last year's event. Picture: PHIL MORLEYJohn Furlong with his 1934 Lagonda Rapier at last year's event. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Tony Morley, who is one of the event organisers, said he was hoping for around 250 cars, 100 bikes and a couple of steam engines.

All the cars date back before 1970. Picture: PHIL MORLEYAll the cars date back before 1970. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

“People seem to enjoy the laid back atmosphere of these events,” he added.

Funds raised go to St Mary's Church. Picture: PHIL MORLEYFunds raised go to St Mary's Church. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Cars on display in previous years have include a Model T Ford, Bugatti and Jaguar E-Type, with owners visiting from across the Eastern region.

The event runs from 3pm into the evening with collections held in aid of St Mary’s Church in the village.

There will also be a pop up bar on the green and the Old Chequers pub will be open.

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