Those vintage vehicles are on their way

Published on: 23 Jun 2017

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MOTOR enthusiasts and their families are being encouraged to make their way to Frenchay Village Museum's annual Vintage Vehicle Show.

The free event, on Saturday July 15, attracts a wide variety of vintage bicycles, motorcycles, and cars - all owned by local enthusiasts. 

This year the event marks 50 years since the death of David Fry and the end of his company, Frenchay Products Ltd.   

Moulton Bicycles of Bradford on Avon has lent the museum the first prototype Moulton bicycle which was made by David Fry to legendary engineer Alex Moulton’s design. 

Also on display will be David Fry’s record breaking car, the Freikaiserwagen, which held records at Prescott and Shelsley Walsh Hillclimbs in the 1930s and 1940s.

The Vintage Vehicle Show is held in the car park just inside Entrance B of the former Frenchay Hospital, at the junction at Frenchay Park Road and Begbrook Park. 

The event is run in conjunction with Frenchay Flower Show which is centred around Frenchay Village Hall, and there are free vintage buses linking the two events. 

Free public parking is provided on Frenchay Common.

A display about David Fry and Frenchay Products, including the prototype Moulton Bicycle, will be in the museum throughout July, August, and September. The museum is open every Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday afternoon. Admission is free.

Anyone wanting to display a vintage vehicle should arrive between 1-1.30pm. The display is open to the public from 2-5 pm. For further details phone 0117 956 7020 or 0117 956 6378.

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