We are delighted to welcome Wigton Motor Club back to Dalemain for the twenty ninth running of the Cumbria Classic Weekend, which promises to be the biggest one yet! The event goes from strength to strength with increased entries every year, and we look forward to welcoming over 700 vehicles to the show on Sunday 20th August.

The Weekend continues its successful format with the Rose & Thistle Challenge run on the Saturday which takes in the delights of northern England and the Borders. Entries on this event are limited to just 90 cars so it is expected to fill up very quickly. This year the route starts at Carlisle and has lunch ant Floors Castle and an afternoon visit to the Jim Clark Museum in Duns. All surpluses from the run will go to the Jim Clark Trust who are building a new, extended, museum.

Sunday sees the Cumbria Classic & Motorsport Show here at the picturesque Dalemain mansion near Ullswater, only five minutes from Junction 40 of the M6. As well as over 700 classic cars there will be arena action, special marque displays, dozens of club displays, plus the famous autotests, trade stands food and beer and autojumble stalls as well as the delights of Dalemain and its award-winning gardens. Discounted admission to the Mansion and Gardens are available to all exhibitors.

This year the features will be rally cars, super cars and performance cars with a big effort going to encourage younger owners to display their pride and joy with a special class for owners under 30.

Full details and entry forms are available on www.wigtonmc.co.uk

Press information from Graeme Forrester on 01900 825642 or email gtfmg@yahoo.co.uk