Pride of Longbridge’s annual gathering which celebrates local car heritage, returns to Cofton Park, Longbridge on Saturday 13th April.

The wonderful event is a real gem in the social calendar, bringing car enthusiasts, ex-workers and the local community together for a day of sharing and creating new memories, exchanging stories, remembering what once was with fondness and pride whilst embracing the present with optimism and hope.

With hundreds of cars on show, face painting, community stalls and food and drinks – this FREE event is fun for all age groups.

Sixty years of the iconic Mini

For the 60th anniversary of the tiny classic, Pride of Longbridge are collecting Mini Memories. If you have photos, memorabilia, stories please email prideoflongbridge2006@gmail.com with MM in the subject line.

Pride of Longbridge colouring competition

All ages are invited to take part in the colouring competition, celebrating local motor industry heritage, including 60 years of the Mini.

Prizes include: family cinema tickets, a family bucket from Longbridge KFC, a voucher for Tony Geraghty Butchers and much more.

For more information and how to enter, see HERE.

Longbridge through the years

Any vehicle with a Longbridge link is allowed on to the park itself – from historic early Austin models to iconic Minis, through 80s and 90s models like the Metro and Montego, the popular Rover 25 and 75, right through to present day MG Motor models, still designed at the Lowhill Lane design centre.

Celebrate heritage

Founder of Pride of Longbridge, Gemma Cartwright MBE, said: “Pride of Longbridge is a great event celebrating our wonderful local heritage. This year will be extra special as some models are reaching a milestone, including the R8 200 Series celebrating 30 years and of course, one of the most iconic vehicles to be made at Longbridge, our wonderful Mini, which is 60 years old but still possess all of it’s charm and appeal to todays motorists.”

“Every year since 2006, Pride of Longbridge has been the catalyst in bringing the  community, ex work force and enthusiasts together to celebrate our rich history in producing some of the worlds most recognisable vehicles – and this year, will be no different, with the Austin ex-apprentices attending to reunite with each other and a designated gazebo for ex workforce to meet up – again showing it really wasn’t just about the cars, it was about the people.”

Event details: 

What: Pride of Longbridge 2019
Who: Free family event
When: 10am – 4pm Saturday 13th April 2019
Where: Cofton Park, Lowhill Lane, Longbridge B31 2BQ (Only cars with a Longbridge link will be allowed on to the park. On street parking is available around the park.)
Enquiries: If you have any questions about the day, email prideoflongbridge2006@gmail.com

Cover photo: A Taylor

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