Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Veteran Vintage Car Run to Blackpool 1985

Came across these on my way to the scanner today! The photos date from Summer 1985 and show the Veteran and Vintage Car Run from Manchester (I think!) to Blackpool.

The cars used to drive down Middle Walk on the North Promenade. In later years they parked at the Norbreck Hydro and the Promenade road was the best place to photograph them going by.

This particular year we saw comedian Les Dawson in the passenger seat of one of the cars, looking like he was enjoying himself, as well he might in this old Rolls Royce!

Photos as usual at Flickr.

1 comment:

  1. Yes it is indeed Manchester. Les Dawson often entered the event sometimes flying direct from London by helicopter to take part in the event!
    The event is still an annual feature having run every year from 1962. The start is now at Worsley and the event takes in some fantastic countryside as it winds its way through the Ribble Valley and the Fylde to finish at Stanley Pasrk Blackpool.
    The 2014 event will be on Sunday 8th June. Full details on the Lancashire Automobile Club web site.

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