This year's National Austin 7 Rally is set to take place in Beaulieu in July and will see the celebration of 90 years of the iconic vehicle.

The classic Austin 7 was only produced between 1922 and 1939, but it has built a massive following of fans in the years following and the car now holds a place among the elite of classic motor vehicles, although only around 8,000 are believed to still be in existence.

As such, the rally at Beaulieu on July 1st is set to attract hundreds of enthusiasts and will be one to remember for classic car lovers of all ages.

Enthusiasts Ken and Eileen Cooke will be in attendance and commented: "In 1965 we bought the bones of an open top Austin 7 Chummy and worked on it over the next nine years."

Mr Cooke added the couple have covered more than 140,000 miles in their beloved Austin 7 – which the pair named Dingo.

This year's celebrations are being organised by the 750 Motor Club and are being touted as a great day out for all the family.

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Posted by Michael Yates

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