Barry Festival of Transport takes place this Sunday

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A 1964 AEC Renown Western Welsh 713 BKG713B arrives at the 2017 Barry Festival of Transport, passing a 1969 Ford Cortina II to turn into the bus park. TUDOR THOMAS

The annual Barry Festival of Transport takes place on Sunday, June 10 at Barry Island in South Wales. The event will feature approximately 350 to 400 vintage, classic and specialist cars and buses, which will be on show from 1000 to 1700hrs.

Mike Taylor, the organising group’s Chairman, said: “The Barry Festival of Transport is one of South Wales’ biggest classic car and heritage bus events, and this year, vehicle bookings started before Christmas.

“We have more side stalls this year and we will be running our free heritage bus trips with additional open top bus tours if the weather is good.”

Event organisers Cardiff Transport Preservation Group, which restores vintage and unique Welsh buses, will have an open day at its restoration base.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see progress on relatively recent additions including the 1944 Pontypridd war time double-decker and now almost complete projects to restore a 1948 Western Welsh Leyland Tiger PS1 and the 1951 Bedwas & Machen AEC Regal III, which supporters helped bring back from South Africa.