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More than 1,000 turn out for Willenhall Transport Show - in pictures

By Tom Oakley | Attractions | Published:

From a customised fire engine to a vintage Rolls Royce – huge crowds of petrol heads turned out for an annual Black Country car show.

Willenhall Transport Show, now in its third year, saw more than 1,500 people head along to the town's Memorial Park over the weekend.

Glorious sunshine helped draw in the crowds at Sunday's event, with more than 150 cars on display throughout the day.

This year, a downhill grass go-karting challenge took place with seven competitors taking part.

The competition, which sees racers create their very own go-kart before competing to get the fastest time, saw people young and old join in.

Organiser of the transport show, Nigel Button, was delighted with how everything went.

He said: "The show went really well. It was our third annual event and was even bigger and better than last year.

"There was over 150 mostly local cars being exhibited including some unusual customised cars, vintage cars and local exhibitors.

"We had the fire service come along who demonstrated cutting out a crash victim.

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"The downhill go-kart challenge went great – it was all about the glory of taking part.

"We had seven entries and it looks like it has the potential of being an event in its own right. The youngest competitors were seven and the oldest 54."

The transport show took place between 11am and 3pm and there were activities and performances going on throughout.

Among the entertainers include a dance academy, a bhangra group and local band The Shades.

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Volunteers gave up their time to help organise and clear the site afterwards and now preparations are in place for the Willenhall Lock Stock festival on September 2.

The annual event, which is organised by the same group, will see 25 acts perform across three stages in Willenhall Memorial Park.

For more information go to www.facebook.com/willenhalllockstock

Tom Oakley

By Tom Oakley
Trainee Multi-Media Journalist

Express & Star reporter responsible for covering Walsall and Staffordshire. Got a story? Email tom.oakley@expressandstar.co.uk or call 01902 319482.

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