The answer to a motoring prayer came as the sun shone on Sunday’s Chiltern Hills Rally, with what is thought to be record-breaking crowds and £18,000 raised for charity.
Organisers of the event at Weston Turville had their fingers crossed after last year’s wash-out and cancellation, due to severe flooding.
But yesterday’s event saw around 1,000 vehicles of all shapes and sizes arriving on the door, as well as a whole host of stalls, autojumble and a dog show.
Adrian Fell, one of the organisers, said: “It was amazing. I have never seen the field so full. It all came together, didn’t it?”
Remembering the founding member of the rally, Ron Miller, who died earlier this year, he said: “It was a brilliant tribute to Ron. It was just what he would have wanted.
“We had everything on our side. People were bursting to get their cars out because of what happened last year and everyone enjoyed it.
“It went absolutely fantastic bearing in mind the obstacles that have been put in front of us this year.”
The member of the fundraising Game Club brought along four of his own cars for the show - an Austin Ambassador, an Allegro, a Maestro and a Rover BRM - and couldn’t resist buying a Triumph Dolomite from a seller on the day.
It was the Game Club’s 20th rally and all money raised goes to local charities.