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CMM WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE: Cumbria Classic and Motorsport Show

CMM WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE: Cumbria Classic and Motorsport Show

THIS WEEKEND'S 30TH RUNNING of the Cumbria Classic and Motorsport Show at Dalemain near Ullswater has attracted a fantastic 876 entries, some 125 more than last year which in itself was a record!

The event which is part of the Cumbria Classic Weekend, takes place on Sunday, August 19th, with the public gates open from 11 in the morning until 4.30 in the afternoon. A spokesperson for the Wigton Motor Club which organising the Show said they were astounded by the response this year. The Show has a fantastic reputation for being well organised and having plenty to do and see.

This year's event celebrates 70 years of Land Rover and the Citroen 2CV, along with 60 years of the Austin Healey Sprite and 50 years of the Ford Escort. There will be over 80 Land Rovers on display from the different series and models. While the Sprites will go from the 1958 "Frogeye" via MG Midgets to the last Austin Sprite of 1971. There are Escorts of all types from the humble Popular to the rally versions that were so successful in the 70s and 80s.

Entries over all the classes have increased, particularly in the two classes for Post 1980 cars while the "Young Guns" class for owners younger than 30 has more entries than before. There are also popular classes for Super Cars and Modified cars.

The popular autotest demonstrations will take place again with chance for drivers to take part of have passenger rides with top drivers from the Wigton Motor Club as part of the MSA's Go Motorsport campaign. WMC is the North's biggest motor club with over 800 members and anyone joining at the Show will get membership right through until the end of 2019.

There are a record number of autojumble, trade and craft stalls while the Carlisle Aviation Museum will have an aircraft cockpit for visitors to sit in.

Exhibitors and visitors are also eligible for discount admission to the famous Dalemain Gardens and Mansion.

Admission to the Show is just £7.50 for adults, under 16s free as is parking and dogs are welcome. The Show opens to the public at 11am until 4.30 pm.

For more details visit www.wigtonmc.co.uk

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