Search

Citroen 2CV star of Channel 4’s Shameless to appear at North Walsham Fun Day

16:59 19 June 2012

Carl Baker and his Citroen 2CV which featured in the TV series Shameless and the film Dead Man

Carl Baker and his Citroen 2CV which featured in the TV series Shameless and the film Dead Man's Shoes. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

© ARCHANT NORFOLK 2012

Celebrity cars are usually sleek, streamlined, sophisticated and purr into life. But one of the classic motor stars of a north Norfolk family day out this weekend fails to tick any of those clichéd boxes.

shares

Carl Baker’s multi-coloured Citroen 2CV looks a bit of a cross between a frog and a toaster, and sounds quite a lot like an electric sewing machine.

But while it may not have starred in any stylish 007 movies, Mr Baker’s motor has an honourable screen background.

It featured, sporting a green-and-white strip, in the 2004 movie Dead Man’s Shoes and, more recently, in Channel 4’s popular black comedy Shameless, where its doors all fell outwards, circus-style, while it was being used as a children’s entertainer’s car by Karen Maguire (Rebecca Atkinson), who runs The Jockey pub with her husband Jamie.

But to 2CV collector Mr Baker, 31, of Bradfield Close, North Walsham, the car is as classy as a Lotus or a Lamborghini. He bought it for £1,000 when it came up for sale and has added it to his growing fleet.

It will be among attractions at North Walsham’s Fun Day, this Sunday, June 24, from noon to 5pm on the town’s memorial park.

The day will also include displays of breakdancing by Millfield Primary School pupils, maypole dancing by Manor Road junior schoolchildren, adult zumba displays, dog agility and a fun dog show, singer Marc James, the East Coast Truckers, vintage tractors and stationary engines, auto jumble, a bouncy slide and rides, food and drink, charity, crafts and business stalls.

Proceeds will be split between the event organisers, North Walsham’s Christmas lights committee, and the town’s Lion’s Club. Entry is free with donations invited.

shares

1 comment

  • i live in north walsham and did not even know it was fun day this sunday why does this town not advertise things so every one knows.

    Report this comment

    kaz

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

Other Thetford and Brandon events

Yesterday, 10:59
Sam Smith, who will be appearing at Thetford Forest on July 3.

Sam Smith is just the latest hot ticket in what is set to be our region’s big 2015 summer of music. Reporter Andrew fitchett looks at how Norfolk and Suffolk look like being the go-to destinations for pop lovers this year as a constellation of stars come to our part of the world.

Mon, 18:17
V Festival 2012.Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex, UK

Leicester-based rock band Kasabian and Scottish DJ Calvin Harris will be headlining the 2015 edition of V Festival, it has been revealed.

Mon, 10:49
Cambridgeshire singer Sam Smith who will be performing this summer at Thetford Forest

Brit Award winning singer Sam Smith is the latest artist to be confirmed for the Forest Live series of summer concerts held at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.

Mon, 09:55
Sam Smith, who will be appearing at Thetford Forest on July 3.

Grammy-award winning vocalist Sam Smith has been announced as the final name in this summer’s Thetford Forest live music line-up.

Most Read

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 2°C

min temp: 2°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Thetford and Brandon e-edition today E-edition