THIS year’s transport festival geared up and showcased an array of classic vehicles in Wirral.
Crowds flocked to Birkenhead Park for the annual Festival of Transport at the weekend.
An estimated 20,000 people was clocked up, and had come to see over a hundred exhibits – from classic cars to vintage steam locomotives.
Highlights included a refurbished traction engine called Foremost which was brought home from France in 2008.
Visitors’ spirits were not dampened when the show had to finish an hour earlier than scheduled on Sunday due to the terrible weather.
Despite the wind and rain, organisers of the event were delighted by the turnout.
Chairman of the organisers, Ken Fretwell said: “Saturday’s turnout was fantastic, and the weather held up fine with sunny spells.
“And despite the awful weather we still got 8,000 people come to see exhibits on Sunday.
“Sadly the Battle of Britain fly past had to be cancelled due to the windy weather.
“Overall the weekend went really well, and we are really pleased with how the weekend went – it could not have gone better.”
“Already we are starting to plan next year’s event and can’t wait for it to come.”