THE car was the star once again as the annual Pembrokeshire County Run had another fantastic turn-out as the annual drive through Pembrokeshire’s stunning scenery.

Despite dreary weather, some 500 vehicles took part in this, the 21st year of the event.

Vehicles and motorbikes of all ages from all over the UK once again took part, ranging from cars and bikes from the early days of motoring to kit and sporty hatchbacks of the 21st century.

The run itself started and finished at the Pembrokeshire County Showground and circumnavigated the county, following a route of about 85 miles on A-class roads, including a halfway stop at the Dyfed Shire Horse Farm and a motorcade around the historic town of Cardigan.

Vehicles arrived at Haverfordwest Showground (via Gate 3) between 8.30am and 10am, departing at 10.30am.

Run organisers Jeff and Sian Edwards are extremely grateful to all sponsors, in particular the Western Telegraph, Dyfed Shire Horse Farm, the marshals who make the run possible and Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society for the use of their magnificent showground and their general help and assistance.

This year, the Pembrokeshire County Run’s chosen charity is the Paul Sartori Foundation. Every penny of the cover charge of the Western Telegraph programme will go to them.

Speaking after the event, Jeff said: “Sian and I have returned home after a 12 hour day staging our Pembrokeshire County Run 2018; its 21st anniversary, with us being the last vehicle to leave … Gate 3 of the Pembrokeshire County Showground is now locked after a very enjoyable and wonderful day for the Paul Sartori Foundation.

“At our last count, including a number of vehicles that were not able to cross our start line, approximately 400-450 vehicles too part, despite the weather.

“This is fantastic news in the history of this event.

“Many thanks to you all from Sian and I.”