New venue for modified car meet this weekend

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Hundreds of car enthusiasts are expected in Fleet Hargate on Saturday for a modified car event that recently drew anger from residents.

Cars from across Lincolnshire will be heading to the Anglia Motel on the A17 Washway Road for the event which is due to last for several hours.

A similar event in Spalding two months ago attracted more than 450 modified cars and an angry response from residents who wrote in to the Free Press complaining of “screeching tyres, blowing of horns and revving of engines”.

Organisers were planning another event in the town this month but it has been moved to the motel after talks with Spalding police constable Tim Newell.

A Lincolnshire Police spokeswoman said it was felt that an “out-of-town venue was more suitable than somewhere in town”.