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Heath classic transport rally.

Heath classic transport rally.

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CLASSIC cars, luxury lorries and buses from a bygone era all glistened in the midday sun for one of the biggest transport events of the year.

Around 900 people made the trip to Heath Common on Sunday to appreciate 160 vehicles during Heath Classic Transport Rally.

A fleet of 14 old buses were also brought back in to service for the day as they took enthusiasts to and from the event.

One of the organisers, Colin Aylward, 64, of Altofts said: “It went very well and we had a brilliant day.

“It brought back memories of Heath Common Fair from years ago, with the old buses bringing people in and out.

“The atmosphere was great and we had a lot of families making the most of the sunny weather.”

The event was free for visitors, but enthusiasts paid to enter their vehicles and money was raised through a tombola and raffle.

So far they have raised more than £800 for St James’s University Hospital in Leeds.

The hospital was chosen by Mr Aylward, who recently attended it for an eye operation.