Hot sunshine on June 2 brought the cars and the crowds to the Upper Hart Car Park in Farnham.

More than 200 vehicles had been registered to come along to the Farnham Weyside Rotary Club’s Farnham Festival of Transport, and most of them did.

The car park was full of beautiful machinery, from the most glamorous supercars to a car that was celebrating its centenary.

There were historic bikes and scooters, a fire tender and a Second World War American wrecker truck.

A particularly well-equipped truck came along from Veterans in Action, a post-traumatic growth charity.

Some of the cars brought back memories of people’s younger days, some made them dream of what they would buy if they won the lottery.

It was not all cars, however. Burgers, bacon baps and refreshments were provided by the Guides, and there was music all day from Mike Moore. The Rock Choir came and entertained the crowds in two foot-tapping sets. There were radio-controlled cars doing amazing stunts at the side of the festival.

A new feature this year was The People’s Choice. This was a popular innovation and a huge variety of cars were put forward. The winner was a Lamborghini Aventador, with runners-up a Morris 10 and a McLaren.

The judges had the serious job of assessing the cars in a variety of categories, and the trophies were awarded by the Mayor of Farnham, Brodie Mauluka.

Best car up to 1945 was an Alvis Speed 20.

Best car after 1945 was a Jaguar Mark I 3.4 litre, with commendations to an Aston Martin DB5 (149HSS) and a Lancia Delta Integrale (K18 EVO).

Best supercar was the Ferrari 488 Pista (KM69 YAG), with a commendation to the McLaren 675lt.

Best in the motorbikes and scooters category was a Triumph with a beautiful Watsonian sidecar (UFC 621). Commendations also went to a Ducati and the BSA A10 Super Rocket, and to the multi-illuminated Lambretta LI150.

The best military vehicle was the awesome Diamond T Wrecker (SXS 837).

The special Sir Ray Tindle Award to the Best in Show was awarded to the beautiful Ferrari 330.

After the prizegiving was completed, the cars set off on a parade through Farnham. Anyone who had managed to miss the festival had the opportunity to hear and smell the cars as well as to see the machinery that had excited the crowds. They certainly brought colour and drama to the streets of the town.

The success of the day meant that Farnham Weyside Rotary Club were able to raise funds for Rotary charities - particularly Challengers, who were so supportive in helping the event run smoothly.

More information and photographs are on the festival’s website and Instagram nd

The festival is organised by the Farnham Weyside Rotary Club. To find out more information about the club, and to make contact, take a look at its website and follow its activities on Facebook.