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Motoring memories and family fun at Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival

Norfolk polices Porsche Cayman GT4 will be at Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival subject to operational duties. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norfolk polices Porsche Cayman GT4 will be at Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival subject to operational duties. Picture: Denise Bradley

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The centre of Reepham will be filled with classic vehicle for the town's fourth annual classic car and bike festival on Sunday.

Gordon Weston is using his race-prepared Porsche 924S to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Pictures: Gordon WestonGordon Weston is using his race-prepared Porsche 924S to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Pictures: Gordon Weston

Visitors to Reepham will be able to take a trip through German automotive history on Sunday at the town’s fourth annual Classic Car and Bike Festival.

More than 60 classic German vehicles and nearly 70 other interesting cars, including Ferrari, Alvis and Aston Martin models and many others from around the world, will fill the town’s Market Place. Exhibitors arrive from 8am to 10am and get parked up with the festival open to the public from 11am to 4pm.

One of the attractions will be a race-prepared Porsche 924S which is on a mission to promote awareness of and prevent unnecessary deaths from prostate cancer.

Now in its fourth year, this year’s theme is a celebration of the German marques so Gordon Weston’s Porsche 924S will feel very much at home as well as helping to spread the important health message.

Market Place will be filled with vehicles for the fourth annual Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival on Sunday. Picture: Andy RussellMarket Place will be filled with vehicles for the fourth annual Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival on Sunday. Picture: Andy Russell

Having bought the 1986 924S at auction for just £750, Mr Weston was diagnosed with the disease in 2013. Now in remission, he is an ambassador for Men United, the campaign initiated by the charity Prostate Cancer UK to raise awareness of the disease.

He is now finally in the process of tidying up the Porsche but is also using it for Porsche Club GB’s Speed and Hillclimbing Championship, trackdays and some racing ans using motorsport to promote prostate cancer awareness. the logos on the car depict dying cancer cells changing colour from red to orange to black.

He says it is his way of putting something back by promoting awareness of prostate cancer and the value of an early diagnosis.

Peter Fitzjohn, organiser of the classic car and bike festival, has been tracking down some of Germany’s most famous and beloved makes – Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Porsche Volkswagen and Opel – but also hoped to find some rare models like Borgward, NSU, Heinkel, Messerschmitt and Karman Ghia.

Subject to operational duties, it is also hoped that Norfolk police will be bringing its Porsche Cayman GT4 to the festival. Given to the force by the Lind Trust for the development of road safety, the idea is that the car will act as a conversation starter, allowing the police greater opportunity to engage with hard-to-reach groups such as young drivers, offering them practical advice and highlighting what can happen when things go wrong.

As well as motoring memories, the festival is a treat for all car enthusiasts but is also a great day out for all the family, with food, music and entertainment for children and adults.

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