VIDEO: Yattendon Classic Car Day celebrates biggest year yet — with an exciting twist
Yattendon Classic Car Day returned for its biggest year yet, with close to 500 hundred vehicles on show.
From Minis to Maseratis, vintage motorbikes to military trucks, organisers had the day’s entertainment covered.
Visitors enjoyed browsing each area under glorious sunshine, but when the warm weather became too much, the village all was open with vintage stalls and serving tea and cake.
The event, now in its eighth year, has grown to become a key date in West Berkshire’s social calendar, drawing enthusiasts, collectors and clubs from all over the country — including the Vale of the White Horse Club and Rolls Royce Club.
And local businesses were also on hand to lend their support to ensure the day ran smoothly, including Yattendon Estates, Yattendon Stores, Yattendon Garage and Renegade Brewery.
Speaking at the event, organiser Lyn Mistry said: "I think we've had more cars than ever before.
“We've had more car clubs than ever before. Minis, Rolls-Royces, Aston Martins, Ferraris, everything. It's just been amazing.
"It's all run by volunteers. We could not do without the support of the village and the local people.”
The returning star attraction was the original restored Second World War Sherman tank used in the 2014 war film, Fury.
And visitors who lingered after the event enjoyed a rare sight.
Once the crowds cleared, the tank rumbled along the country roads to the village centre, where it was loaded onto the transporter and later taken back to Eversley in Hampshire.
"I don't suppose this village has seen an American tank on these roads since 1944,” added Mrs Mistry.
The whole event was in aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
The proceeds from their year’s event are still being counted.