Enthusiasts enjoy Dorchester car meet

Dorset Echo: Event organisers Rob Greening, left, and JJ Davies Event organisers Rob Greening, left, and JJ Davies

CAR enthusiasts in Dorchester were feeling revved up at their first major event of the year.

More than 100 finely tuned cars of all different shapes and sizes attended the event, which was held in the Tesco car park.

The Dorchester car meet was organised by JJ Davies and Rob Greening, after they set up two Facebook pages called Low Conformists and Yet Another Car Page.

After initially starting with people from Dorchester, the pages soon attracted ‘likes’ from all over the country, and now the number of ‘likes’ stands at a combined 20,000.

Mr Davies, who is studying to become a teacher at Plymouth University, said: “We used to meet here on Sundays and thought we would speak to Tesco to see if it was alright to have bigger meets, and they just said as long as people aren’t being unlawful it was fine.

“Everyone here is really enthusiastic about cars and in the past boy racers have had some bad press from the police, so we thought it was about time we did it to show we can behave.

“We are not all boy racers.”

During the afternoon, the petrol heads also raised £180 for Diabetes UK, Tesco’s nominated charity partner, through a collection and a raffle.

More than 450 people had said they would attend the event on the group’s Facebook page, with an estimated 200 people at the meeting.

Mr Davies added: “Because everyone shares the same passion for cars when someone organises something like this everyone wants to come along.

“We had some really rare cars here, and that’s one of the best things about this type of event.

“Normally you get meets that are dedicated to one brand of car but we have got everything here which encourages more people to come.”

The group’s next meeting is currently being organised and for more information visit facebook.com/low.conformists

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