Big night out for South Holland’s classic car fans

Manor meeting for classic car fans. SG280415-201TW
Manor meeting for classic car fans. SG280415-201TW

If you have an interest in classic cars – or have a classic car of your own – it’s worth a run out to Whaplode Manor on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Spalding Classic Car Club is holding informal meetings in the car park at the Saracen’s Head venue so enthusiasts can swap stories and chat about their dream cars.

Visitors Gary Rayner and son Jacob with their 1969 Mini Cooper. SG280415-202TW

Visitors Gary Rayner and son Jacob with their 1969 Mini Cooper. SG280415-202TW

Club vice-president Nigel Mann said: “It’s the ideal venue with that huge car park. It’s just very low key where nothing is planned at all.”

The club evolved from the East Elloe Classic Car Club, founded in the early 70s, becoming Spalding and East Elloe Classic Car Club in 2008 – although members tend to refer to it by the shorter title of Spalding Classic Car Club.

Nigel said: “We have just over 130 members so there’s a lot of people locally with classic cars tucked away in their garages.”

He has a Morris Minor van, sign-written for the family business, and an MGB, and says his choice on a classic run is “weather dependent”.

We have just over 130 members so there’s a lot of people locally with classic cars tucked away in their garages.

Club vice-president Nigel Mann

• You can also see the club in action on Sunday (May 3) when it has a stand at Springfields Classic Car Show from 9.30am-4pm.