Saturday, 29 August 2015


This is a photograph I took at the start of the Manchester to Blackpool Veteran and Vintage Car Run at The Village Hotel, Cheadle, Stockport in June 1993. This car had actually just left the start line at the front entrance of the hotel.
It's a 1939 MG VA and the only information in the programme of the event is that it was entered for the run by W.A. Pownall of Hazel Grove, Cheshire. The programme in previous years had included snippets of information about some of the cars, most of them in fact in the earliest years of the run, but by 1993 only these basic details were shown. The following year I was unable to even find a programme for sale at the event, and coupled with the fact that the start was at this rather out-of-the-way place I got the impression that the organisers weren't particularly interested in attracting spectators. I believe the run now starts from Worsley. This particular car was sold by the auctioneers H&H Classics in 2001.

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