Jagfest a classic spectacle

VINTAGE MODEL: Derek Lever and George Capstaff with the 1903 Stanley Steamer.
VINTAGE MODEL: Derek Lever and George Capstaff with the 1903 Stanley Steamer.
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Visitors were treated to a display of classic cars valued in the region of £2million during a festival in Acton over the weekend.

Jagfest, held for the first time at Inca Business Park, saw a selection of Jaguar cars, memorabilia and models on show on Sunday.

Around 150 people attended the event, which was run to raise money for a variety of youth projects and charities dedicated to helping children and teenagers in the area.

“We had a fantastic day and had lots of car buffs and families come along,” said organiser Peter Sebbage, from Churches Together in Sudbury and District.

“There were probably around £2million of cars on show, from steam-driven 19th century cars to the latest E-type Jaguar. They were all pristine and looked very impressive.”

Mr Sebbage, from Lavenham, said more than £1,500 had been raised from the festival, which included live music and a Scalextric model.

An auction of memorabilia, featuring E-type steering wheels, car manuals and model cars, also took place.

“Lots of people went away happy and it was a good day for all,” said Mr Sebbage.

“It was a draw for families and the Christian population, and the weather added a great deal to the enjoyment.”

Mr Sebbage added that he hoped the event would be held again in the future.