[W]igton Motor Club once again ran the Cumbrian gathering for Drive It Day, the annual event founded by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs to celebrate the use of all types of historic and classic vehicles.
For the third year, it was held at Dalemain and the club was rewarded with some 235 cars from members and friends from all over the north of England with cars coming from as far afield as Preston, Lockerbie and Darlington. The warm, sunny weather certainly brought the cars and the crowds out to see them! A spokesperson for the club said that they were delighted with the turnout and the £260 raised for the Clubs two nominated charities for 2017, Jigsaw Children’s Hospice and West House
Each car got discounted tickets for entry to the Dalemain Mansion and Gardens while the tea room was heaving with hungry motoring enthusiasts. There were a number rare cars on display including a Turner sports car, an unusual 1970s Colt Coupe and a 1940’s Wolseley police car.
Drive It Day is traditionally the start of the classic show season, being the Sunday nearest to St George’s Day and it commemorates the running the 1,000 Mile Trial in 1904 which proved that motor vehicles were viable means of transport.