[A]ll over the UK thousands of classic vehicle owners took to the roads on April 22nd to celebrate Drive It Day, the annual celebration of our historic motoring heritage. The event founded by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs takes place on the Sunday nearest to St. George’s day each year.
In Cumbria Wigton Motor Club organise the regional meet up by inviting all the other local car clubs and enthusiasts to join them for an informal meet at the wonderful Dalemain Mansion near Penrith. Some groups organised scenic routes to the venue while others made their own way. Owners came from as far away as Preston, Darlington and the Borders.
Although the weather around the north of England was mixed, it stayed dry at Dalemain and over 170 cars arrived during the three hours of the event. A collection raised £756 for the Wigton Motor Club nominated charities for 2018 which are Cockermouth Mountain Rescue and the Wigton Youth Station.
Quite a few of the Wigton Motor Club members had just returned after a two day “Galloway Gallop” to Stranraer driving over 400 miles in two days on the peaceful and scenic roads of south west Scotland.
Entry forms for the Lake District Classic Rally and Targa Rally will be issued in the next few days. The WMC event take place around Penrith on June 24th and is a counter in the WMC Protyres Rally Challenge.