Next stop New York?

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - Keith San­ders, Varennes-Sur-Loire, west­ern France

Hav­ing read your lovely, very en­ter­tain­ing story on the trip to Cal­i­for­nia ( CCW, 12 April), I won­dered if you were look­ing for an­other venue?

Many years ago, when I worked with heavy horses, Lin­colnshire County Coun­cil paid for me to go to New York so that they could take some pic­tures.

That’s the ham­let of New York, rather than the North Amer­i­can one, just a bit north of the orig­i­nal Bos­ton in Lin­colnshire, near to RAF Con­ingsby, the home of the Bat­tle of Bri­tain Me­mo­rial Flight.

The coun­cil snap­per took pho­to­graphs of me tend­ing the horses. I had a straw in my mouth and I was wear­ing tatty old rus­tic clob­ber. The next photo in this fea­ture was the Man­hat­tan sky­line – it was all part of a UK/USA pro­mo­tion! Lin­colnshire’s New York is very small, 150 folk at the most, with flat fields and land drains all around. Close by at Lan­grick is The Bub­ble­car Mu­seum, and also not far away is the Lin­colnshire Avi­a­tion Her­itage Cen­tre at East Kirkby – they might take you all for a run­way trip in their Lan­caster bomber if you men­tion my name and ask very nicely.

Keep up the good work and I wish I was 20 years younger and could join you!

CCW’s David Brown paused at New York, Lin­colnshire, in his VW T2 Camper en route to Wood­hall Spa on Drive-It Day last year.

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