Everything is ready for the annual Pride of Longbridge Rally

Written by on April 13, 2018


Hundreds of cars – all made at Longbridge – will descend on Cofton Park tomorrow to celebrate South Birmingham’s proud motoring history

Copyright © Pride of Longbridge
Copyright © Pride of Longbridge

The free Pride of Longbridge Rally runs from 10am to 4pm,  bringing together former workers of the once-famous factory, along with motoring enthusiasts.

Hundreds of vehicles will descend on the area, including the iconic Mini, vintage Austins, MGs, Rover, Metros, Maestros, Allegros and more.

As well as the cars, there will also be community stalls, children’s rides, hot and cold food and drink and activities for youngsters to do.

The Pride of Longbridge Rally was started in 2005 following the collapse of MG Rover which led to thousands of jobs being lost, and since the inaugural one it has gone from strength-to-strength, welcoming more and more visitors.

Organiser Gemma Cartwright MBE said: “Local roads will be full of wonderful cars all built in Longbridge.

“The POL rally celebrates everything great that came out of Longbridge whilst recognising the collapse.

“It’s a fantastic event that is rustic, pulls together the community and attracts ex-work force members and enthusiasts together.

“It’s a fantastic feeling watching the cars come over the peak of the hill.”

Visit the ‘Pride of Longbridge 2018’ Facebook page, www.prideoflongbridge.co.uk or e-mail [email protected] for more information on the event.

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