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Club Teams up with Fleetwood Festival of Transport

posted 28 Jul 2012, 06:50 by Eddie Foster   [ updated 8 Feb 2013, 07:00 ]

The Cambridge-Oxford Owners Club became the first car club ever to hold their National Rally at the Fleetwood Festival of Transport on Sunday 15th July.

Still often known by its original name of Tram Sunday, the Festival of Transport is an annual event that sees the centre of this historic coastal town in the North West of England closed off and turned into a giant celebration of motorised transport. 


With shops and restaurants all open for business, plenty of road side stalls and a parade it offers more to do than many other rallies and members certainly enjoyed seeing Fleetwood; its award winning fish and chip shop definitely drew plenty of praise!


The record crowds also enjoyed the club’s display on what turned out to be beautiful sunny day despite this year’s high rainfall. 


Lancashire Area Secretary Rob Parr and his team did a great job organizing the event and produced unique hand made prizes of ceramic plates using original BMC handbook artwork. These were very popular and were presented to our winners by long standing club member Miss Benny Lea.



A retired HGV/PSV driver Benny only recently sold her 1970 Wolseley 16/60 because, at twice its age, she was unable to continue to give it the love and care she had lavished on it for many years. However she still enjoys attending events in her more modern Rover 45 and drove up from Malvern for the weekend to help, saying in her pre-event letter to organizer Rob Parr that she would be ‘available to move road signs or list registrations in a force 8 gale, which I gather is normal on the Fylde Coast’. She then added, referring to the road run along the Fylde coast on Saturday, ‘maybe someone could give me a lift. I rather fancy sitting in the back of a 6/110 waving like the Queen but I won’t be fussy’.  She got her wish, travelling in a member’s lovely black example. 

The overall winner of the club’s BL Heritage Cup for most popular car was Stewart Peters from Peterborough with his Vanden Plas Princess 4-litre R. 

This is the first time this model has ever won the award.



For more details of the Cambridge Oxford Owners Club:
www.co-oc.org or 07966 249 506 

For more details of the Fleetwood Festival of Transport:
www.fleetwoodfestivaloftransport.co.uk