ONE hundred vintage cars paraded through Wirral yesterday for the Classic Car Rally, the Golden 100 Run.
Record crowds turned up for this year's event which included veteran London to Brighton pre-1905 cars and vehicles which were built up to 1972.
The parade, now in its fourth year, tours the peninsula with stops at Port Sunlight, Birkenhead Park and Royden Park.
Thousands lined the streets right along the route to see the classic vehicles go past.
The event is split up into six classes and staggered so not to cause much disruption on the roads. There was everything from a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost right through to a Ford Capri.
The hot weather meant that it was soft tops down and gramophones playing period music to match some of the outfits worn by the drivers.
Organiser Blair Percival said after the event: "This has been a really successful day.
"The streets have been lined with people who came to see the cars.
"When we got to Port Sunlight, there were literally thousands of people who turned up to see us go past. There was a village fete on as well which helped us get even more people.
"I can't give exact numbers but there were more than we have seen before.
"The lovely weather helped us and drivers and the crowd both had a really good time. Everyone who was there was wishing us all the best and shouting.
"There was not much of a problem with the traffic because we stagger the classes throughout the day.
"Everyone makes a real effort. "As well as the cars, they dress in period costume as well.
"Some people have gramophones playing period music that really sets the scene well.
"This is part of our heritage and our culture, so it is good to see so many people enjoying it.
"One of our winners was Matt Wright, from Heswall, who was in a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.
"He was in the class for cars between 1919 and 1930.
"He was dressed in classic Indian dress and some people came up to him to congratulate him on the accuracy of it."
The run has grown from strength to strength over the five years that it has run featuring a wide variety of cars.
With only 100 limited places there was a rush for people to join and the spaces were filled with classic motor enthusiasts in only a matter of days.