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Posted: 15 May 2014
Blog category: Events
Shepherd Neame mechanic Cyril Owen has been busily buffing the brewery’s historic vehicles ahead of the Faversham Transport Weekend.
Hundreds of vintage vehicles will be on display in Faversham town centre during the event this Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, including some of Shepherd Neame’sclassic cars and vans.
Retired fitter Cyril, 72, who lives in the town, has been looking after the vehicles for 12 years, visiting one day a week to give them a clean and polish, and check the engines are still running. Cyril, who has seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren, said: “I’ve always been a car enthusiast, so it’s brilliant to get to work on these lovely vehicles.
With new cars everything is electrical, so you can’t fix them if they go wrong, but the old ones, you can work on. “I get to take the vehicles on the road, when I’m testing them, and people always stop me and ask questions. They really love seeing them.”
Motor enthusiasts have the chance to see more of the historic fleet in one of the special guided tours taking place at the brewery throughout the weekend. Guests will also be able to enjoy a tutored tasting of Shepherd Neame’s Kentish ales and speciality lagers. Times vary, and tickets are priced £12.50 for adults, £8.50 for children aged 12 to 17 inclusive.