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Malcolm Wilson rally team car

Another successful rally of the West Cumbria Vintage Club was held on the 6th July 2008 at Hayes Castle Farm, Distington. This year the event was squeezed in between the A595 and the new by-pass which is under construction but apart from some of the car park field being taken by the construction site the field was basically the same. For the most part the rain held off apart from an occasional shower despite the fact that some people from further afield had turned back expecting the worst. Once more the rally provided a good day out for the family rather than just a collection of old vehicles.

Heavy horse carriage

Two heavy horses gave free rides around the show field in a covered carriage.

Jewellery on sale in the craft tent

The craft tent contained many exhibitors selling jewellery, paintings, photos, wood turning and other craft items.

Wood turning craft tent

There was also another tent dedicated to the craft of wood turning where people could watch the craftsman at work on the lathe turning out all sorts of wonderful items.

Chainsaw sculpture artist at work

The was also an on-going demonstration throughout the day of another woodcraft - that of chainsaw sculpture. It is quite amazing to see an intricate sculpture emerge from a log of wood within minutes as Rodney Holland wields his noisy chainsaw.

Car boot sale

There was also many stalls representing local and national charities and information and promotional stands plus a car boot sale with the usual mix of junk and priceless antiques. There is also an auction that sells odd bits of vehicles that might be the essential items to finish some restoration project.

Collection of model cars and badges

A model and collectors tent had a variety of hobbyist collections with enthusiasts keen to share their specialist knowledge.

Speedway bikes from Workington Speedway

This year as well as cars from the Malcolm Wilson rally team there was bikes and video from Workington speedway.

The 2009 Rally will be held on 5th July

WCVC membership Secretary:
Mr. Trevor Johnstone, Briary Bank, Sunderland Road, Bothel,Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 2JN

Professional 90min DVD available from J. Bennett, 6 Distington Park, Distington, Workington, CA14 5UN


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For more pictures and information about the Malcolm Wilson rally team visit:

For great pictures of the bikes in action and more info about Workington Speedway visit:

For a gallery of sculptures by Rodney Holland visit: