Classic car restoration project given a boost

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 January 2013

Students get busy restoring a MG classic car.

Students get busy restoring a MG classic car.

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Students at Honiton Community College receive a cheque from the Crash Box and Classic Car Club of Devon to continue restoration project.

Students from Honiton Community College have been given a cash boost to allow them to continue restoring a classic car.

The college was presented with a cheque for £1,500 from the Crash Box and Classic Car Club of Devon, which will be used to fund ongoing work to restore a classic MGB GT.

The club raises money every year from its annual Historic Vehicle Gathering at Powderham Castle for local charities and causes.

It had been due to present the money last July but severe weather meant the show had to be abandoned - so instead the club dug deep into its reserves to make the donation.

Mike Dalby, the chairman of the Crash Box Club, said: “Through the continuing success of the club and our big event at Powderham, we wanted to actively support a younger generation of car enthusiasts by offering a local school or college funds and the vast experience of club members, to help them restore a classic car.”

Several of the club’s members have offered to give their time and expertise to assist the students with the project.

It is hoped that the students will be able to bring the restored MGB to the 40th Historic Vehicle Gathering at Powderham Castle, which is due to take place in July.

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