Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, 11-13th November 2016

Approximately 71,000 people attended the 2016 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, setting a new attendance record.  The show was certainly busy on all 3 days with the Wolseley Register stand in Hall 4 welcoming many visitors and members from all over the world including Ireland, Norway and New Zealand.

new-14-deluxe-1935-nec-stand-ef-jpegnec-stand-2016-efThe stand celebrated “Wolseleys on Tour” to represent the many Register Members who enjoy getting out and about in their Wolseleys on day excursions or for longer trips.  A beautifully-presented 1935 New 14 Deluxe and a 1953 6/80 in the attractive colour of metalichrome grey represented the South East Regional Tour over the weekend of Drive It Day 2016.

15_50-nec-2016-exhibit1300-nec-exhibit-2016A 1958 15/50 and a 1971 1300 Mk II were also exhibited as two of the participants in the Register’s Tour of Ireland in May 2016.

All the owners talked enthusiastically about their travels and plans for future events.  Information about both tours was displayed, (just click on the Irish tour, or the SE tour to read the full website reports).  Other stand personnel were on hand to answer technical or membership enquiries.  A hospitality corner provided members with an area to relax between forays into the other 4 Halls of the Show.

nec-2016-jrr-regalia-stallThe Wolseley Register also embraced the show theme of celebrating ‘Heroes and Heroines’ with a display of just some of the Silver and Gold Long Membership Awards presented over the last 5 years to members who have achieved 25 or 40 years membership.

nec-2016-jrr-book-signingAnders Clausager was busy on the Register stand signing copies of his long-awaited book “Wolseley – A Very British Car”.  Sales of this and other club merchandise were extremely brisk all weekend.

Many thanks to all the exhibitors and their friends who gave up several days to set up and man the stand, and to all the visitors and members who supported the Register during the 3 day Show.

6_80-at-nec-classic-motor-show-efJenny Ryder