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Do you remember those classic car rallies in Suffolk over the years?


A vintage car rally leaving Abbey Gardens at Bury St Edmunds for Ickworth Park
– Credit: Andy Abbott / Archant

Vintage vehicles are extremely popular with people of all ages in the county.


Cars and planes presented together at Ipswich Airport in 1989

Cars and planes presented together at Ipswich Airport in 1989
– Credit: Ivan Smith / Archant

Many car-themed rallies and events are usually held each year, including the ever-popular Ipswich to Felixstowe car race.


Spectacular custom cars and hot rods lined up on the Felixstowe graduation party and waterfront

Spectacular custom cars and hot rods lined up on the Felixstowe Graduation Ball and Waterfront at the Annual Vehicle Rally 2010
– Credit: Andy Abbott / Archant

This event, which unfortunately had to be canceled for the second year in a row due to Covid-19, features all kinds of old and veteran classic vehicles on the waterfront and the ballroom. We also have photos here from the hot rod and custom car rally that the resort held until a few years ago.


An Olde Tyme car rally in 1973

An Olde Tyme car rally in 1973
– Credit: Archant

Our gallery also features many other car rallies, including the 1989 Ipswich Car and Plane Rally, and an unusual event dedicated to the automotive bubble, held in Hengrave in 1992.

Can you spot any familiar faces or vehicles? Do you remember driving cars


Barbeque on the go at the Old Car Rally in Bramford in June 1982

Barbeque on the go at the Old Car Rally in Bramford in June 1982
– Credit: Archant

like some of those pictured, or traveling there as a passenger?

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Lavenham Vintage Car Rally in June 1981

Lavenham Vintage Car Rally in June 1981
– Credit: Archant


Rickinghall Veteran Car and Motorcycle Rally in August 1980

Rickinghall Veteran Car and Motorcycle Rally in August 1980
– Credit: Archant


The annual Greene King Brewery car rally in June 1964

The annual Greene King Brewery car rally in June 1964
– Credit: Archant


A bubble car rally in Hengrave in August 1992

A bubble car rally in Hengrave in August 1992
– Credit: Archant

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