'Retro' car show attracts thousands

'Retro' car show attracts thousands

'Retro' car show attracts thousands

First published in News

MEMBERS of the Richard Allen Cumbria Classic Mini Club, above, were among thousands of people who went back in time as a high-powered ‘retro’ show came to Crooklands.

Thousands of people from across the UK flocked to the Westmorland County Showground at the weekend for Total Retro – a unique classic car event, which was the brainchild of Oxenholme brothers Chris and David Hall.

A vintage marquee, auto jumble, fairground rides and a Black Cab photobooth helped to give the event ‘a festival vibe’.

David, 35, said: “We thought other shows were missing a trick. They’re very commercial and they’re not at all chilled out, so we thought why not give it a shot and it very quickly became so big we couldn’t count the people who came.”

St John’s Hospice, Macmillan Nurses and Kendal’s Sandgate Hydropool each received £1,000 from a Run from the Sun fund-raiser run alongside the festival by South Lakes Vee Dubbers.

David, who runs The Punch Bowl at Barrows Green, has confirmed the event will take place again next year.

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