ROMSEY’S annual car meet took place on Boxing Day - raising thousands of pounds for charity.

Organiser Steve Biddlecombe said: “It is an annual event that I started in 2002, an event that now attracts some 700 plus cars and 200 plus motorbikes each Boxing Day.

“It’s a free event for both vehicle owners and spectators but I always collect for charity each year. I have raised monies for various charities since the event started and have raised £28,672.02 for Prostate Cancer UK since 2007.

“I will be collecting for them again this year. I had always hoped the event would reach it’s 20th year and smash the £50,000 mark. So please if you can, help me raise even more monies than ever before this year by donating.”

Last year’s event saw 1,000 vehicles driven to the town.

A custom-made Chitty Chitty Bang Bang made its presence known, while drivers showed off mainly American motors.

Last year’s event saw 1,000 vehicles driven to the centre of town.

Since it started the focus has been on pre-1976 vehicles in a bid to control numbers of participants.

Admission was free, but money raised from the event will go towards Prostate Cancer UK. If you would like to donate go to