Patrick Boniface reports on this year’s Sprat & Winkle Run, as the vintage and commercial vehicles arrive in sunny Hastings for the finish.
Photography: Patrick Boniface
Hastings basked under autumnal clear blue skies on Sunday October 15th, to welcome the participants in the annual Sprat & Winkle run for vintage and commercial vehicles organised by the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society. Around 70 vehicles of all ages and types firstly assembled at Sevenoaks, in Kent, to make the journey down the A21 all the way to the seaside resort town of Hastings, in East Sussex, and the finish line at The Stade, right on the seafront.
The event has, over the years, earned a good reputation among enthusiasts who brought along a wide variety of commercial vehicles all trying to cram into the fairly restricted space offered by the car park facilities at The Stade. The Sprat & Winkle run is timed to coincide with Hastings Week; a week that commemorates the famous battle that took place on October 14th, 1066, and was staged a few miles inland at modern day Battle, on Senlac Hill.
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