THE New Year started with a wheely big bang in Stony Stratford – and a few creaks and rumbles to boot.
For revving up their ancient engines were dozens of vintage cars which had travelled from all over the country to join the New Year’s day Vintage Stony gathering.
On show was everything from a £250,000 Bugatti to a pensioned-off London bus.
The event, billed as one of the biggest vintage car rallies of the year, drew hundreds of spectators.
Though entry was free, collections were made among the crowds for Willen Hospice, promoted by the Town Crier.
Vintage car badges were also on sale, with proceeds donated to the hospice.
The oldest cars assembled in the Market Square while the classic models were on show in nearby Cofferidge Close.
There were prizes for the oldest vehicle, the car that had travelled the furthest and the exhibit the judges would most like to take home.
Pubs and restaurants rallied round throughout the day to provide hot food and drinks for the drivers and visitors.
“It was a fantastic sight to see so many historic cars gathered in such an historic old town,” said one spectator.