April 10, 2012 1.55 pm This story is over 120 months old

Vintage cars leave Lincoln on 114-mile journey

Special rally: Several vintage cars will be in Lincoln as part of a city tradition.

A fleet of vintage cars will leave on a 114-mile journey across the county as the Mayor of Lincoln will flag them off as part of a tradition.

On Sunday morning, April 15, the Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Kathleen Brothwell, will flag off 56 Austin 7 cars from Hartsholme Park.

It’s a city tradition each Mayor of Lincoln undertakes, which wishes the Pre-War Austin 7 Club drivers a safe journey.

The cars date between 1927 and 1937 and will undertake a 114-mile journey to Cleethorpes, stopping off at a few locations on the way.

The route is non-competitive and should prove to drivers from outside the county that Lincolnshire is not flat.

Councillor Kathleen Brothwell said: “I am delighted to be involved to celebrate the Pre-war Austin 7 Club 50th year.

“I am really looking forward to flagging the vintage cars off and wishing the drivers a safe journey.

“I hope the people of the Lincoln will show great support in marking this exciting event.”

The Mayor of North East Lincolnshire will greet the drivers at Cleethorpes Promenade with the Chequered Flag and distribute certificates, followed by a celebratory evening meal.

Club Secretary of the Lincoln Pre-War Austin 7 Club, Peter Rowlands, said: “2012 is a very special year as it celebrates 50 years of the Pre-war Austin 7 Club and 90 years of the Austin Seven.

“Wherever we take these wonderful cars everyone seems to have a story about an Austin Seven! ‘My grandad had one of these’ or ‘I learnt to drive in one of these.’

“They are loved by both young and old,” he added.

For more information contact Peter Rowlands on 07884445518 | Source: City of Lincoln Council