Hampshire Hot Rides Charity Car Meet ran in Andover last night, organised by local car enthusiast, Michael Ford.
Hundreds turned up to the event to show off their vehicles, ranging from cars built and modified by the owners, to sports cars, vans and delivery trucks.
The meet was organised to raise money for Andover Home Start, which is a local charity devoted to families, and offers support to families with a child or children under 5. In total, £300 was raised for them.
A short time before the event was due to take place, a local family were devastated by a house fire, which left them without any possessions; the meet also raised £167.61 to help with rebuilding their lives.
The Homebase and Wickes car parks were packed full of perfect examples of an array of cars, vans and bikes, with owners and visitors admiring each others prized possessions.
Organiser, Michael Ford, told Andover & Villages, ” There was a massive turnout with all car parks full, and people having to park away from the event, so they could walk over and visit to look at the vehicles on show.
“Thanks to everyone who supported the event and to the caterers. We raised a great amount of money for our chosen charities.”
Andover resident, Ryan Boath, attended the event in his BMW M3 Convertible with his wife, Siobhan, who went in her Audi TT. Ryan told us, “It was a very well organised event with a very good turn out!
“Everyone was very well behaved and it was great to see such a wide variety of cars and also a huge range of ages of people attending, from babies right through to much older people. Plus it raised nearly £500 for charity – so a success all round!”
Michael will be running more hot ride meets in the future, keep checking Andover & Villages for details.