Cumbria Classic Cars
In May my wife and I spent a very enjoyable week in Cumbria (North Lakes). While there I searched the internet to see what was happening on the Classic Car Scene in the area. This is what I came up with –
Braithwaites Garage Classic Car Collection.
Cumbria Classic Car and Motorsport Show at Dalemain (See details of the August 2019 event below)
Braithwaites Garage – Classic Car Collection –
While we were out and about in the Penrith area I took the opportunity to drop in on Braithwaites Garage, at Newbiggen, to see if I could have a look at their car collection.
After parking my car (Peugeot 308 GT Line) I approached a man, who was re-fuelling a vehicle, to ask about the car collection. By good fortune it was Nigel Braithwaite, one of the owner’s (Gerald Braithwaite) two sons.
I introduced myself and explained why I was there. He was only too pleased to show me the cars that were currently on display.
He explained that some of the cars in the collection were not on show because they had been used in an event the previous day and had not been put back yet.
We were then joined by his son Sam, a third generation Braithwaite who had recently joined the business in the sales department.
Sam accompanied me as I took photos of the cars and good humouredly told me the history of each one. Most had been bought by his Granddad just because he loves cars, he used to rally Minis in his younger days.
That probably explains why there are more Minis on display than any other type of car.
In my view, collecting these particular cars not only demonstrates a love of cars but a very astute business sense too! Here they are –
Dalemain House and the Classic Car Show in August
We visited Dalemain House and can thoroughly recommend it, especially its stunning gardens. Here are the details of the Classic Car Show to be held in August and organised by the Wigton Motor Club.