THERE will be hundreds of cars on display at the Isle of Wight International Charity Classic Car Extravaganza today (Saturday) and tomorrow.

The show will be held on Ryde Esplanade on both days and will be open from 11am to 5.30om each day.

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This is the 20th anniversary show and organiser Vic Gallucci has rounded up a stunning selection of cars, including classics, customs, retro models and everything in between, so there will be something to catch the eye of all ages.

Among the cars taking part is the Rennie family of Northwood’s 1949 Alvis Fourteen.

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A 1949 Alvis TA14, which is owned by the Rennie family of Northwood, with Claire's late father on his 90th birthday.

Also known as the TA14, it was the first car to be produced by major defence contractor Alvis cars after World War II.

The top speed is around 74 mph (119 km/h) and acceleration from zero to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 22.2 seconds.

This striking black and cream car has only had four previous owners and was bought in February 2020 by Claire Rennie for her father for his 90th birthday, as he had previously owned one and it was his favourite car.

He died in June and this Alvis TA14 was the last car he drove. It was also lead car at his funeral, so Claire has now taken over its upkeep.

Chris Todd is also bringing his 1951 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, which was imported from America in 1991 and has been in the UK ever since.

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The 1951 Cadillac Coupe De Ville owned by Chris Todd, will be at this weekend's show.

This car represents one of the top-of-the-range cars produced at this time and the fins on this car were, apparently, influenced by the twin fins of the Lockheed P-38 aircraft.

It features powered windows and a powered front seat and was originally fitted with an auto-tuning self-seeking radio.

In 1951 there were 10,241 of these striking Coupe de Ville cars sold in America.

Martin Jewell will also be coming from Southampton with a pair of extremely rare 1955 Volkswagen Beetle Karmann Cabriolets, of which there are only five left in the UK.

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Bottoms up! The pair of 1955 VW Karmann Cabriolets owned by Martin Jewell of Southampton.

Organiser Vic said he was looking forward to the show and wanted to thank all his sponsors for their tremendous support throughout the pandemic.

The event’s sponsors and supporters include Wightlink, the County Press, the Isle of Wight Council and Ryde Town Council, as well as many others.

As ever, the extravaganza is free for the public to attend, but everyone is encouraged to make a donation to one of the chosen charities.

The event has raised thousands of pounds over the past two decades and this year’s charities are the Isle of Wight Round Table and Mountbatten, the Island’s hospice.

Members of the Isle of Wight Round Table will be marshalling the two-day event and collecting for local charities, who have found it extremely difficult to fund-raise over the past two years.

Ed Day, chairman, said: “Events such as the classic car show are a lifeline to charities like ours and the people we support.

“Please come and support the event — any donation you could give is greatly appreciated. We support Island charities and have given to many, including Isle of Wight Scouts, St. Mary’s Hospital Children’s Ward, Ability Dogs 4 You, and the Isle of Wight Foodbank — to name just a few.”

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