Saturday saw wonderful weather for the Rose and Thistle Challenge Tour which took 75 crews from the start at Houghton hall into the Borders and a lunch halt at Gilsland Spa Hotel and then a route in the Pennines and the Eden Valley to the finish at Lowther Castle. it was hood down for the whole day for the open cars who enjoyed a wonderful route designed by Ron Palmer.
Over 800 cars entered the Cumbria Classic and Motorsport Show at Dalemain on Sunday. The day started well with blue sky but went downhill during the morning and there was persistent light rain for much of the day. However, most of the entered cars turned up and enjoyed the activities on the field and being able to visit the famous Dalemain Gardens free and also get discounted admission to the wonderful mansion.
The final judging was brought forward by an hour due to the inclement weather with the Car of the Show being the Standard Vanguard of by Brian Powton. The best Club display was the Lakes land Rover Meet.
This year’s nominated charities for Wigton Motor Club are The Calvert Trust and the North West Air Ambulance.
Car owners, traders and visitors were full of praise for the organisers and the 70 plus marshals who kept the event going despite the poor weather.