A vintage car encounter takes place at the Solent Sky Museum in Southampton
CLASSIC car petrol heads prepared for Jubilee celebrations with breakfast at a museum in Southampton this weekend.
About 40 cars revved their engines in front of the Solent Sky Museum on Saturday morning.
Vehicles dating from the Queen’s accession in 1952 were invited to attend the event at Albert Road South.
Visitors lined up to take a quick selfie alongside vintage cars while others enjoyed a hot breakfast.
Alan Jones, 80, said: “I’ve been involved with British vehicles all my life and we wanted to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. There’s not much you can do in a static museum, but we thought we could get cars that were on the road when the queen was crowned.
“This event has generated a lot of interest and following and I am very satisfied.
Museum administrator Richard Little told the Daily Echo: ‘If you look at modern cars now they all look the same, but in the past people kept inventing things so all these cars are innovative and different in their own way.
Richard was “delighted” to see the visitors with their vehicles. He added: “Look at the care people have taken for their cars, they’re all in pristine condition. There’s a lot of love that goes into these.
“These days, cars have become safer, more complex and bigger, but the cars I saw today are still incredibly reliable.
“We were afraid to put them on the sidewalk, but there was no problem.”
Breakfast started at 8:30 a.m. and visitors also had the opportunity to explore the museum.
Gosport resident Michael Schmidt brought a double decker that Southampton FC turned to after winning the 1976 FA Cup.
Proud, he said: “She turned 73 this year. I spent the last two days of my holiday taking her to other sites.
“And making sure she’s working and ready for the day.
“It’s quite an interesting selection of cars here. It really is an era that spans an entire era.”
Also present was Mirek Synek with his blue 1960 Škoda Octavia. The retired NHS worker recently drove from Southampton to Edinburgh to raise money for Ukraine.
Mirek said: “It’s so good to be surrounded by cars and to meet everyone.
“I’ve been interested in cars and planes since I was a schoolboy, so being here today is great.
The car enthusiast is aiming to raise £1,000 to benefit Ukraine and so far he has raised over £800 via a JustGiving page.