CLASSIC DRIVEIN DAY
LAKELAND MOTOR MUSEUM, CUMBRIA, 17 APRIL
A big turnout – including would-be entrants of events cancelled elsewhere in the region because of foul weather – helped make the museum’s first classic gathering of the year a big success.
More than 150 classic cars, motorcycles and vans took part in the free-to-attend meet at the museum in Newby Bridge, home to the oldest surviving TVR and Donald Campbell’s Land Rover Series I.
Classic owners came from as far afield as Merseyside, Norfolk and Hampshire to take part in the event, among them Bernard and Lindy Miles. The couple are trying to research their 1950 Jaguar XK120’s past as a rally car – with results including finishing fifth in the 1953 RAC Rally. If you know anything more about ODH 222’s history then get in touch with CCW, and we’ll pass the details on.
While most of the rest of Britain was battered by high winds, rain and even snow, this part of Cumbria enjoyed a bright and sunny day.
Operations manager Chris Lowe says: ‘We always get a fairly sizeable turnout for the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs Drive-It Day, but that event is very much about stopping off during a tour or a classic car run. Our Drive-In is more about hanging around and chatting to other owners, so it was great to see so many people coming along with their cars and enjoying themselves. The fine weather certainly helped!’ David Simister