Loads of vehicles prepare for the rally

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Car enthusiasts are getting in gear for the eighth annual Wallingford Vehicle Rally and Parade.

From racing cars to farm machinery, all types of vehicles will be represented at the event on Sunday, May 13, on Kinecroft.

Over the years, the show has raised thousands of pounds for charity.

Television motoring presenter Mike Brewer, of shows including Wheeler Dealers and Wrecks to Riches, will join compere and former town mayor Marcus Harris for the show which will also include commercial and military vehicles and motorcycles.

A parade of vehicles will leave Wallingford Sports Park in Hithercroft Road at 11am to tour the town centre before arriving at Kinecroft.

As they arrive, displays in the central arena will get under way, including a demonstration by the local emergency services.

There will be the chance to ride in a classic or sports car in return for a donation to charity, including a Rolls-Royce, an Aston Martin, an Audi R8 and a hot rod.

Mr Brewer will be hosting a charity auction at the SeeSaw charity tent with the star prize, donated by the Williams F1 team at Grove, of a guided tour of their factory and museum.

One of the organisers Neal Reed said: “This is a unique and amazing chance to view and really get up close to the history of this very successful F1 team.”

For information, visit wallingfordcarrally.org.uk

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5:45pm Mon 7 May 12

LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG says...

Is it right to have a rally celebrating the motor car, seeing as they are destroying the world, and causing the current drought and floods that we are seeing. I personally would like to see a ban on The Motor Car immediately and everybody going back to a Horse and Cart, otherwise this time next year there will be no Earth to save.
Is it right to have a rally celebrating the motor car, seeing as they are destroying the world, and causing the current drought and floods that we are seeing. I personally would like to see a ban on The Motor Car immediately and everybody going back to a Horse and Cart, otherwise this time next year there will be no Earth to save. LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG
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7:55am Tue 8 May 12

LW-wallingford says...

is it right to celebrate your birthday as you are destroying the world using electricity, probably produced in a coal powered, power station, to post your not very needed comment?
is it right to celebrate your birthday as you are destroying the world using electricity, probably produced in a coal powered, power station, to post your not very needed comment? LW-wallingford
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4:35pm Tue 8 May 12

King Joke says...

McVey's trying to wind up the environmentalists. In fact the longer you keep a well-maintained old crock going the better it is for the environment, given the huge energy going into making new cars. So tree-huggers can attend the event with impunity and McVey can go and pick on someone else.
McVey's trying to wind up the environmentalists. In fact the longer you keep a well-maintained old crock going the better it is for the environment, given the huge energy going into making new cars. So tree-huggers can attend the event with impunity and McVey can go and pick on someone else. King Joke
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7:02pm Tue 8 May 12

LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG says...

King Joke wrote:
McVey's trying to wind up the environmentalists. In fact the longer you keep a well-maintained old crock going the better it is for the environment, given the huge energy going into making new cars. So tree-huggers can attend the event with impunity and McVey can go and pick on someone else.
OH well, managed to reel one in.
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: McVey's trying to wind up the environmentalists. In fact the longer you keep a well-maintained old crock going the better it is for the environment, given the huge energy going into making new cars. So tree-huggers can attend the event with impunity and McVey can go and pick on someone else.[/p][/quote]OH well, managed to reel one in. LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG
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9:13am Wed 9 May 12

brettstar says...

LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG wrote:
Is it right to have a rally celebrating the motor car, seeing as they are destroying the world, and causing the current drought and floods that we are seeing. I personally would like to see a ban on The Motor Car immediately and everybody going back to a Horse and Cart, otherwise this time next year there will be no Earth to save.
Methane from the rear end of a cow is responsible for an estimated 14 percent of the world's greenhouse gases. Does that mean we should boycott local farmers and the agriculture industry?
[quote][p][bold]LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG[/bold] wrote: Is it right to have a rally celebrating the motor car, seeing as they are destroying the world, and causing the current drought and floods that we are seeing. I personally would like to see a ban on The Motor Car immediately and everybody going back to a Horse and Cart, otherwise this time next year there will be no Earth to save.[/p][/quote]Methane from the rear end of a cow is responsible for an estimated 14 percent of the world's greenhouse gases. Does that mean we should boycott local farmers and the agriculture industry? brettstar
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9:06pm Wed 9 May 12

LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG says...

brettstar wrote:
LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG wrote:
Is it right to have a rally celebrating the motor car, seeing as they are destroying the world, and causing the current drought and floods that we are seeing. I personally would like to see a ban on The Motor Car immediately and everybody going back to a Horse and Cart, otherwise this time next year there will be no Earth to save.
Methane from the rear end of a cow is responsible for an estimated 14 percent of the world's greenhouse gases. Does that mean we should boycott local farmers and the agriculture industry?
If turning Veggie means that we save the world, then Yes.
[quote][p][bold]brettstar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG[/bold] wrote: Is it right to have a rally celebrating the motor car, seeing as they are destroying the world, and causing the current drought and floods that we are seeing. I personally would like to see a ban on The Motor Car immediately and everybody going back to a Horse and Cart, otherwise this time next year there will be no Earth to save.[/p][/quote]Methane from the rear end of a cow is responsible for an estimated 14 percent of the world's greenhouse gases. Does that mean we should boycott local farmers and the agriculture industry?[/p][/quote]If turning Veggie means that we save the world, then Yes. LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG
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