The Preparatory School’s recent Classic Car Wheeze kicked off Clifton’s 150th Celebrations in style, on a glorious bright day the Close was the venue for this amazing family day out.

Over 3,500 people joined in the fun with an array of attractions including stalls selling everything from vintage clothes to delicious treats from the Mall Deli.  150 cars were parked around the Close for guests to admire, ranging from classic Bentleys and Rolls Royce’s to the Starsky and Hutch Gran Torino car and vintage motor bikes.

The Tigers Freefall Team from the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment put on a fantastic aerial display with Union Jack flags strapped to their legs, the team jumped from 3,000 feet and landed with precision in the middle of the arena.

Visitors were later treated to a ‘low fly’ from a Royal Navy helicopter and also a breath-taking 8 minute flypast from a Spitfire plane. The GWAA helicopter took off to much applause, with two lucky raffle winners inside, which signalled the end of a successful day.