Sandbach Transport Festival To Take Place In April

The organisers of the Sandbach Transport Festival have reported that they have received a large number of applications for the event, which will be held on the 26th/27th April in Sandbach Town Centre.

Sandbach Transport FestivalA number of cars not seen before are expected, including a 1927 Riley Special, a 1929 Lagonda Tourer and a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette.

Another such car is a 1925 Lanchester 40.
This was originally registered to a gentleman in Alderley Edge, and over the next thirty years it had a number of different owners, all of whom lived within the East Manchester, North Cheshire area.
In 1955 it was then transferred to the Jefferies family of Wilmslow, who owned the packaging company in Malkins Bank and the Commons Garage, in Sandbach itself.
The car was kept at the garage for the next 30/40 years until the business closed down.

People may recall seeing the car in the workshop.
In 1995 the car was auctioned at Ascot Racecourse and it sold for £6500!
Sometime after the auction the Lanchester was moved to Derby, to begin its restoration, where the old body was removed and a 1927 Salmons Tickford body was fitted, bringing the car almost back to its original pedigree.

As the car is rather large and not easy to drive it will appear in the static display on the Common on Saturday.

Whilst the Sunday assembly and parade are now fully subscribed spaces are still available for the display of classic and interesting cars on Saturday.
Prospective participants are urgent to send their entry forms in quickly so as not to be disappointed.

Sandbach Transport Festival was originally conceived to celebrate the existence of the town’s commercial vehicle manufacturers ERF and Fodens. Usually it is the “first event on the calendar” in Cheshire each year, however this year it is slightly later because of Easter.

The event attracts over 200 classic cars and commercial vehicles, many of which were built in the town. Following the assembly on the Common, all the vehicles take part in an annual parade through the Town Centre and take in a one and a half mile route back to the Common.

For more information and entry forms please visit the Sandbach Transport Festival website www.sandbachtransportfestival.co.uk

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