A great day out

The sixth Welland Valley Wander was a great day out for the capacity entry.  Starting from Hothorpe Hall, the event journeyed through Leicestershire into Rutland to a coffee stop at Barrowden.  Lunch was taken at Grimsthorpe Castle in South Lincolnshire after a drive along the impressive 3.8 miles long private drive.  Returning back to Leicestershire, the event finished with a lap of the Bruntingthorpe test track before tea and cakes were taken by the finishers.  Chris Glasby’s fantastic photograph captures the range of cars on the event this year.

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The BMW 328 of Richard & Eliza Wyldes

There were three awards given to participants:  The most travelled went to Paul & Mike Beeson in their Triumph TR2, all the way from Worthing, Sussex.  The most original car award went to Paul & Liz Easter in their 1928 Sunbeam.  The car that people would most like to take home was overwhelmingly a vote for Richard & Eliza Wyldes’ 1939 BMW 328 with Richard White’s 1934 Aston Martin Le Mans and Stephen Kemp’s 1938 Citroen Light 15 roadster both getting the same number of votes in the runner-up spot.

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