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Drive It Day Event


MANCHESTER GROUP, "DRIVE IT DAY" ROAD RUN




SOME OF THE MANCHESTER GROUP, SMC MEMBERS OUTSIDE THE COCK O' BUDWORTH, CHESHIRE 


The Manchester Group joined forces with the Riley RM North West Group for the "Drive it Day" road run on Sunday, 23rd April, 2006. Twelve Classic vehicles took part with nine Manchester Group vehicles participating. Thirty-five enthusiasts attended the Run which was the first of the Group’s planned road runs for 2006.


The weather was glorious and the starting venue was the Nag’s Head Inn at Bowden near Altrincham where on arrival a busy car boot sale was in full swing. Then on to the quaint little Cheshire village of Great Budworth with its picturesque houses and church. Sunday lunch was taken at the Cock O’ Budworth Inn where the Group had reserved its own private room for what turned out to be an excellent meal.


After lunch the convoy of Classics journeyed through some wonderful Cheshire countryside and later passing by the Lion Salt Works and Museum at Marston. Finally, the Road Run ended at the Cuckoo Clock Museum (Cuckooland) near Knutsford in Cheshire. This museum houses some 627 cuckoo clocks and has probably the largest collection of cuckoo clocks in the world .


All who attended the Run agreed that it had been a very enjoyable day out and the Classics attracted considerable interest from the public as the convoy passed through the Cheshire villages.


The next major event being staged by the Manchester Group will be the Manchester Group Stand at the Tatton Park Classic Car Show and Autojumble, near Knutsford on the 3rd and 4th June, 2006. All members are welcome to exhibit on the Stand, contact Bryan on 0161 483 7121 or e.mail Bedabrammerjones@aol.com.


Bryan Jones, Organiser, Manchester & North West Group


As usual you can see enlargements of all the photos just by clicking on them:






JOHN CLARKE'S BASIC 8 ON ROAD RUN. START AT NAG'S HEAD 





ROAD RUN, COCK O' BUDWORTH, CHESHIRE 





ROAD RUN, JOHN ROWBOTTOM'S FLYING 12 (1939) AT CUCKOO LAND, MERE, CHESHIRE 


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