September 24th, 2016

Top cars set to grace rally in Cofton Park this Saturday

Top cars set to grace rally in Cofton Park this Saturday Top cars set to grace rally in Cofton Park this Saturday
Hundreds of cars all made in Longbridge will be on display at Cofton Park this Saturday.
Updated: 3:23 pm, Apr 14, 2016

THOUSANDS of people are expected to descend on Cofton Park tomorrow (Saturday) for the 2016 Pride of Longbridge Rally.

The free event, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, will be held between 10am to 4pm.

On display will be hundreds of cars which have all been built in Longbridge – from Austin 7s and classic Minis to Rovers, MGs, Maestros, Metros, Allegros and more go on show.

There will also be a host of other activities, including community stalls, children’s rides and hot and cold food and drink.

Organiser Gemma Cartwright MBE said: “It provides a great chance for ex workers, the community and other enthusiasts to come together and celebrate the rich motoring heritage we have here at Longbridge.

Last year, the biggest one to date, there were more than 4,000 cars on show and more than 10,000 people passed through during the day.

The event was started in 2005 following the collapse of MG Rover which led to thousands of jobs being lost.

Visit www.prideoflongbridge.co.uk or e-mail prideoflongbridge2006@gmail.com for more information on the event

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