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Southport Reporter®

Edition No. 213

Date:- 07 August 2005

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ITV ANNIVERSARY ROSE COUP FOR SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW

2 Merseyside riders Katherine Mudd and Scott Rewcastle have successfully completed the Paris to London Bike Ride to raise much needed funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSHCC). They decided to take up the challenge not only because it offers a personal physical test but because GOSH is such an important hospital and needs money to redevelop its facilities.

The Cycling Challenge took place from 23 July 2005  to 28 July 2005 and participants pedaled back to London from Paris over 4 days having experienced the breathtaking climax of the Tour de France on the Champs-Elysees, and having taken in some of France's most stunning scenery. 

The event raised £31,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, and in doing so will add to the £20 million that GOSHCC needs to raise in order to keep the hospital at the forefront of pediatric care. Participants had to pay a £100 registration fee and then raise £900 for the charity.

If you'd like to take part in next year's event, contact Challenge Events on 020 7916 5678 for your fundraising pack. 

JAGUAR HOUSE MAKES ITS MARK AT THE NORTH WEST HISTORIC MOTOR SHOW

THE region's top Jaguar dealership, Jaguar House, has flown the flag at the highlight of the area's automotive calendar, this year's North West Historic Motor Show. On the 23 July to 24 July, the Historic Motor Show was held at Victoria Park, overlooking Southport's sea front. This year the show celebrated its 4th anniversary and was attended in full force by car lovers from far and wide, many of them dressed for the occasion in period costume!

Jaguar House Liverpool took along a total of 5 classic and 5 new Jaguar models. Included in their historic collection was the 1931 Swift Ten Swallow Saloon (the only known survivor of the Swallow version in the UK) and a 1925 S580 Motorcycle with a 1928 Swallow Model 4 Torpedo Sidecar for Jaguar enthusiasts to admire. For a taste of what is available to buy today, the X-Type 2.0 SE Diesel Saloon (built at the Halewood plant in Liverpool) was on show, along with the sporty XKR 4.2 Coupe.

Dealer Principal, Simon Broughton said:- "The day was a huge success and there was plenty of interest in all the Jaguar cars, both old and new. It's great to show the local people what a wonderful heritage Jaguar has, as well as presenting our newer cars at such a great show."

The Southport area has a wealth of automotive heritage. It was the venue for many of the famous land speed record attempts in the 1920's, on nearby Birkdale sands. The famous Vulcan cars and commercial vehicles were built in Southport and the resort was the final destination for the International Motor Rally and Concourse de Elegance in 1928.

See our coverage of the show last week.

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