HUNDREDS of vintage, veteran, historic and unique vehicles will be on show on Sunday at the annual Sand-bach Transport Festival.
The event will showcase cars and other modes of transport dating from as far back as the beginning of the last century to some of the most recent bikes and trucks.
Michael Marshall, a committee member for the event, said the oldest vehicle due on display will be from 1908.
He added: 'Last year we had 200 vehicles at the festival. This year interest has increased so much we have had to turn a number of cars away as we wouldn't have room for them. As far as I know, this is the first time we've had to do this.'
Many of the vehicles will be taking part a spectacular parade and there will be a range of other attractions to satisfy everyone.
As usual there is also the North West Town Criers' competition hosted by Sandbach town crier Denis Robinson, which will be held in two sections on the day.
The festival also welcomes Sandbach Art Club which is holding an exhibition of paintings and craftwork in the Masonic Hall between 10am and 4pm.
Churches Together in Sand-bach is also joining in the festivities and will be singing hymns in front of the Town Hall at 12.15pm, supported by the Lions Brass band.
Children are catered for as well, with rides provided, including a 30ft astroslide, a climbing wall and performances from the Carnival Roadshow.
And parents can wander round a market featuring an array of stalls.
There will also be live music from Sandbach High School's Samba Band, folk group Unplugged and 1960s rock 'n' roll band The Norsemen.
If that isn't enough, Sandbach School's PTA is running a fundraiser where the prize is a brand new Mini.
However, the highlight of the festival is sure to be the parade. Led by the Lions Youth Brass band, it will start at The Commons, travel up Old Mill Road and then come back down Congleton Road.
Festival committee chairman Graham Alcock says organisers are determined to hold on to Sandbach's truck-making history.
He added: 'I take my hat off to all enthusiasts young and old who work so hard to preserve wonderful old machines so that our children and grandchildren can see how transport has changed with time.
'We have a new trophy this year for our Best in Show winner donated by Ken Beresford. It makes a change from the usual bottle of champagne we give away.
'It's cost us about £8,500 this year to stage the festival and that's all from sponsors. The public don't have to pay to get in.'
* COBBLED SQUARE 10am-10.30am - Sandbach High School Samba Band. 10.30am-11.45am - Town Criers Competition. 11.45am-12.30pm - Folk group Unplugged. 1pm-1.45pm - Parade, led by Lions Youth Brass. 1.45pm-2.30pm - Sandbach School Brass Band. 2.30pm-3.45pm - Town Criers Competition. 3.45pm-5pm - The Norsemen.
* OUTSIDE TOWN HALL 11.30am-12.15pm - Lions Youth Brass. 12.15pm - Churches Together. 2pm-2.30pm - Sandbach Ladies Choir.