Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Event Report -


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

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