THE second edition of ‘Mercedes on the Prom’ raised more than £1000 for the Welsh Air Ambulance charity.

The charity relies on donations from members of the public to help keep its helicopters flying - with each mission costing £1500 on average.

The Mercedes Benz club gathering on Llandudno Promenade on June 23 proved to be a success once more, with the number of cars on show up from 80 to more than 100.

The display area itself started opposite the St George’s Hotel and extended eastwards towards Venue Cymru.

Over 200 visitors attended the event, coming from all over the UK, including Scotland and London, to display their vehicles and admire others.

The cars were mainly sports and convertibles comprising various generations of the SL and SLK models but saloons, coupes and estate cars were also well represented.

Some of the rarer models were an SLS AMG GT, three 1960's "Pagoda" SL, and a CLK63 AMG Black Series once owned by Jeremy Clarkson.

Two interesting and rare saloons were a 1955 "Ponton" 220S and a 1965 600 a model once popular with heads of state and the rich and famous.

Shropshire Member Andrew Lane brought his replica Benz Patent Motorwagen produced in 1886 towed by his 2019 G63 AMG - two models spanning three centuries!

Speaking about the success of this year’s gathering, organiser Clive Henderson of the North Wales and Borders Region of the Mercedes Benz Club said: “Fortunately the weather held out for us for the most part and we had a very good turnout.

“The number of cars on display along the promenade was greater this year and so we are very much hoping to bring the event back for a third time in 2020.”

Further funds of £467 were raised by other guests at the gathering on behalf of the national RNLI team.