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News from the Manchester and Northwest Group, May 2004 


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Our 2004 show season began on the 11th April, with our stand entry in the Astle Park (nr Holmes Chapel) Vintage Fair. There were fourteen vehicles on our stand including two very nice Triumph Renown’s. We also had a Rolls Royce as one of our Open Class exhibits. Bryan Jones was awarded Best Car in Show with his 1955 Standard Ten Saloon and the Organizer, Mrs June Daniels welcomed the Manchester Group and said how much she appreciated the Standard Club entry in the show.

Our first Road Run of the year took place on the 25th April when we joined forces with the Riley R.M. Club to visit the Manchester Museum of Transport in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Early starters enjoyed bacon sandwiches and coffee at the Museum and enthused at the large collection of transport vehicles and memorabilia housed on the premises.

Following the visit there followed a pleasant tour through the Lancashire countryside and passing the home of that well known character, Fred Dibnah. On to the Bury station of the East Lancashire Railway where lunch was partaken in the Station Restaurant. This was followed by a return trip to Rawtenstall on a magnificent steam locomotive hauling coaches of an era long since gone.

Altogether, over thirty people took part on the Road Run with a nice selection of Standard, Triumph and Riley vehicles. It was agreed by all that the day, favoured by excellent weather conditions, was most enjoyable.

The Manchester Group is arranging a Sunday Display Day at the Manchester Museum of Transport later this year. If any Club member would like to join us and/or exhibit his/her vehicle at the museum on the day they would be most welcome. Details will be announced as soon as the date has been finalised. Please contact Bryan Jones if you are interested (0161 483 7121).

We are also inviting Club members to join us on our stand at the Tatton Park shows in June and August, 2004. There are excellent Autojumbles at these shows which are highly rated in the North West. Please contact Bryan for full details, entry is of course free if you are exhibiting a Classic vehicle.

Bryan Jones,

Organizer, Manchester & North West Group, Standard Motor Club