Driving Into History With Care Home’s Vintage Motor Show

DrivingVINTAGE cars from the 1920s to 1950s paraded around a Bakewell care home as part of National Care Home Open Day.

The classic vehicles were on display at Burton Closes Hall Care Home, on Haddon Road, with an open invitation to visitors.

The show involved almost 20 cars, all belonging to members of The Old Motor Club, including a 1929 Rolls Royce and a 1933 Austin Light 12-4 Harley.

They also brought along an Austin 7, Ford Consul, Ford Prefect, Wolseley, Austin 10 and more.

The care home’s maintenance man Keith Thomas also displayed his awarding winning 1953 Morris Z Van.

He was awarded the Chairman’s Trophy for Best in Class at last year’s Cromford Steam Rally, at High Acres Farm, Brackenfield.

Keith, along with many of The Old Motor Club members, lovingly restored their vehicles from wrecks.

He said: “I was surprised to win Best in Class but immensely proud when I received the award.”

Sam Stone, home manager at Burton Closes Hall Care Home, said: “Last year’s event was such a success we decided to run it again to mark National Care Home Open Day and National Drive It Day.

“Burton Closes Hall is the perfect backdrop for such an amazing display of vintage cars, as one of Bakewell’s oldest buildings. We had a great turn out for the event this year.

“We are planning on bringing the vintage motor show back again next year, so we hope even more visitors will come along.”

 

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