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Classic cars and Tintanic in Cowes

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Pic: Michelle Jackson Photography

Around 50 classic cars and buses from both the Island and mainland were polished and on display at the Cowes Classics Day on Sunday.

The cars were spread across The Parade overlooking The Harbour.

However, in pride of place was not a car, but ‘Tintanic’, a boat built by Major Mick Stanley, 81, during the pandemic.

It was made out of two sheets of corrugated iron, and Major Mick, a retired army officer in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, has been rowing in it for charity.

The first year he rowed on the Chichester Canal for more than 100 miles and, so far, he has raised over £62,000 for various causes.

This year he is rowing for ‘Children on the Edge’ which provides facilities in Romania and Moldova. Donations can be made via ‘JustGiving Major Mick Ukraine’.