THE Crash Box and Classic Car Club of Devon has presented cheques totalling £25,000 to various local charities following the success of its Historic Vehicle Gathering held at Powderham Castle, Kenton on July 9 and 10.

This annual event was co-ordinated by Richard Nunn of Crediton, the rally chairman who, along with a trusty band of more than 300 helpers from the Crash Box Club and other volunteers, managed to put on a superb event over two days.

As the Historic Vehicle Gathering had not run for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was difficult to determine how successful it would be.

In the end it proved to be a resounding success, with more than 1,500 vehicles on display and 6,000 visitors attending.

Speaking about the Historic Vehicle Gathering, Richard said: “We were delighted to be able to run our 47th Historic Vehicle Gathering in the beautiful grounds of Powderham Castle once again.

“We had fantastic support from our exhibitors and the general public who were as excited as we were to be back after a two-year absence.

“As a result, we have been able to make donations totalling £25,000 to our headline charities of Pete’s Dragons in Exmouth, FORCE Cancer Charity and St Petrock’s in Exeter, as well as to other charities with a presence at the show. Thousands of votes cast by show visitors helped steer how the donations were made.”

The cheques were presented to representatives of the charities at a special presentation held during the Crash Box Club’s monthly meeting on Monday, November 7.

The Crash Box Club’s efforts to support others was recognised earlier this year when it won the National Car Club Awards 2022 award for Charitable Endeavours, which was presented at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show.

The club was praised by the judges for raising more than £200,000 for good causes with its events over the years, including the Historic Vehicle Gathering.

Next year’s Historic Vehicle Gathering will take place on July 8 and 9, 2023. For further information please visit: .