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Classic Cars Drive up Numbers at Gwili

Sunday the 16th July was a fantastic day for the Gwili Railway. Even though the day started wet and misty over 150 classic vehicles travelled from around Wales to show their cars, 4x4s, tractors, bikes and vans at the annual Gwili Railway car show. The event was organised and master of ceremonies was Scott Artus and Jeremy Johns.

 The field opposite the Bronwydd Arms station was kindly donated for use by local farmer Angelo Conte (who also won the best in show Tractor award). The visitors to the event broke all Gwili records for visitor number with over 300 travelling up and down the line to Abergwili.

Vehicles on show ranged from 1930s vintage Bentleys, Jaguars, MGs (best in show Alun Houghton), Jarrett Van (yes tin show) Morris Minors, Minis, Fords, Humbers, Rolls Royce, Vauxhall Vans, Porsche, Austin Healeys, Bikes included Vespas, Triumphs, Rudge Ulster (Best in show), Royal Enfields, and a plethora of Land Rovers and Massey Ferguson Tractors (Best in Show Angelo Conte).

Anne Signol and Scott Artus writer and illustrators of the the book Norris and Gertie Gobstopper at the Gwili Railway were on hand to help the Preservation society raise funds by selling their book. Over £300 was raised. Anne an Scott will be going to the famous Llandeilo book fair and Litfest to promote their books. Today they are presenting their book to Andrew the owner of the Plough Inn in Llandeilo as he feature in the story.

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