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STEER WE GO: CLASSIC CARS TO CRUISE CITY; Cunard festival to welcome vintage vehicle cavalcade.

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VINTAGE vehicle enthusiasts from across the UK are being given the chance to take part in a special Classic Car Cavalcade to mark Cunard's 175th anniversary.

The event takes place during the second celebratory week-week end for the anniversary, in July, which will see the Queen Mary 2 recreate Cunard's first transatlantic crossing in 1840.

Ahead of that, in May all three Cunard 'Queens' - Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, will gather together in the Mersey for a very special one-off royal rendezvous.

The Classic Car Cavalcade, on Sunday, July 5, is one of a series of events taking place under the Transatlantic 175 banner as part of the city's seven-week One Magnificent City programme, and is being curated by Lancashire-born designer Wayne Hemingway.

And now organisers are look-nd looking for vehicle and bike owners to help make it a success.

Dominic Santana, founder of classic car show Auto Historica, is choreographing the cavalcade itself.

A convoy of vintage vehicles will 'cruise' through the heart of the city, passing a host of familiar landmarks on the way as they travel on a circular route from the Pier Head and back again.

Dominic said today: "This is a fantastic opportunity to take part in an historic event in motoring history, which will bring together rare automobiles and motorcycles in celebration of Liverpool's unique transatlantic relationship.

"It's the first time the city has hosted a cavalcade of this scale and the inaugural procession is bound to be an amazing sight. Whether you are taking part or enjoying the spectacle, it will be an event not to be missed."

To complement the T event, the Albert Dock will stage an 'all marque' display of the finest classic cars, modern supercars, competition cars, classic bikes and scooters. Anyone who has a vintage vehicle and would like to take part in the cavalcade should visit www.onemagnificentcity.co.uk to register an interest.

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| A 1913 Peugeot 148 Grand Prix car, powered by a | |10-litre Hall Scott Aero engine, drives through Liverpool. Organisers of the Cunard 175th anniversary events are looking for owners of classic cars to take part in a cavalcade through the city in July

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 10, 2015
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