A TOUCH of Monte Carlo arrived in Ringwood yesterday.
Spectators flocked to the town centre as the roads closed for the much anticipated British Pedal Car Grand Prix, which sees teams of competitors weave through the streets of the market town aboard their innovative machines.
In the moments leading up to the 2pm start, the master of ceremonies counted down over the loud speaker system before the brightly decorated cars stormed off from their starting positions.
The race included pit-stops for the teams to change drivers and drama inevitably ensued with two cars overturning and even a wheel falling off mid-contest.
Car number 23, Patterson’s Bangers, sponsored by Patterson’s butchers in Ringwood, won the race in a vehicle made by Martin Cherrett, who has been entering cars into the competition for more than 20 years.
Among the racers was Neil Meaden, 27, from Poole, who was making his debut in the event and hoping to raise money for Christchurch Hospital.
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