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Friday, 21 February 2020

Off The Rails Classic Car Meet Up

Reporter Jonathan White

An ‘Off The Rails Classic Car Meet Up’ took place on Sunday 16th February 2020 at Crewe Heritage Centre on Vernon Way in Crewe.

Entry was free and the events are held monthly at Crewe Heritage Centre. All owners of classic and retro cars, vans, pickups and motorbikes are welcome to attend. Many members of the public also attended and enjoyed viewing the vehicles, which brought back many memories.

Classic and retro vehicles were on display outdoors and inside the Centre’s Exhibition Hall with car manufacturers including Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Jaguar, MG, Mini, Mustang, Oldsmobile, Saab, Triumph, TVR and Vauxhall, along with a collection of Crewe-built Whitby Morrison ice cream vans. Classic and retro motorbike manufacturers on display included FB, Ducati and Tomos.

Crewe Heritage Centre was open to visitors including its North Junction Signal Box with viewing area, model railway displays and layouts, shop and café; the Advanced Passenger Train; static locomotive displays and miniature railway rides.

Event organiser, Ken Smith, said: “This is our fifth ‘Off The Rails Classic Car Meet Up’ at Crewe Heritage Centre. We had around fifty vehicles here today and the number is increasing each month, with people travelling from all over the North-West. This week we also used the Exhibition Hall for the first time. The events are free admission to all and we welcome any classic and retro vehicle owners to future meet-ups. Crewe Heritage Centre facilities are also open to the public. We look forward to seeing you at our next monthly event.”

The next ‘Off The Rails Classic Car Meet Up’ is on Sunday 8th March 2020 (9am-3pm).

For further information please contact Ken Smith on Tel. 07854231071, search Coffee at the café on Facebook or via this link https://www.facebook.com/Coffee-at-the-cafe-707872242942015/ , or contact Crewe Heritage Centre http://creweheritagecentre.org/ .

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