Preston named classic car capital

Preston named classic car capital

A Lancashire city has been named Britain's "classic car capital", holding more vintage events than any other place in the UK.

Analysis of data from 2014, suggests Preston is also the town with the largest number of vintage car fans anywhere in Britain.

The Lancashire Classic Car and Motorcycle Show is among a range of events which have made Preston a favourite among car enthusiasts.

Norwich came second in Carole Nash's top 10 classic car hot spots in the UK, followed by Bath, Manchester, and Cambridge.

Newcastle followed in sixth position, with Brighton, Exeter, Bristol and Southampton completing the top 10.

Marketing manager Dawn Holmes said Preston's popularity among classic car enthusiasts can be explained by the great events and great roads on offer in the town.

She said it is also "encouraging" that so many Britons across the country are passionate about old cars.

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