HUNDREDS of visitors came out to the Aldham Old Time Rally in White Colne.

The fun day is organised entirely by unpaid volunteers from the North East Essex Tractor and Engine Club and the Earls Colne Scout and Guide Group.

The event showcases a number of different vehicles from traditional tractors from the 20th century and military vehicles used on the front line, to a selection of 170 vintage and classic cars as well as about 40 motorbikes.

This year was the 41st show, which organisers said smashed attendance figures.

Safety officer Mark Dutton said: “The first day we had an average

attendance, but the second day

broke all records of attendance with the weather being considerably better.

“All the traders and visitors seemed to go home with a smile on their face.”

Over the course of the weekend, more than 3,000 visitors went to the event, with 840 paying visitors on Saturday and a record-topping 1,500 guests on Sunday.

Mr Dutton said: “Next year is going to be bigger and better and the dates are set for June 6 and 7.

“We have plans to have more diverse exhibits as well so that’s how we want to expand.

“It’s a local show for local people and we thank everybody for coming along and supporting us.”