MG Cumbria ran the 22nd version of the Christmas Cracker Run on December 1st and once again attracted entries from a wide area. The event was open to classic and interesting cars of any age and the oldest car was the 1926 Bentley of Graham Miller of Thursby and the newest the Morgan Plus 6 of Gordon Southward.
The event started at the Rheged Discovery Centre and headed north via Newbiggin, Lamonby and Skelton and through the Calebrack Ford to Hesket Newmarket and Caldbeck where there was the first check point with quizzes about past and current racing drivers.
The route then headed north towards Westward and then west to Uldale, Overwater and Castle Inn and to the second check point near the sailing club where classic car photos had to be identified.
The meat of the driving route then took the crews via Wythop Mill and Lorton over the Whinlatter Pass to Braithwaite and onto the Newlands Pass. From Buttermere the tulip route cards took the crews over Honister Pass and down into the Borrowdale Valley and then via the west side of Derwentwater to Portinscale and the final check point at the Braithwaite Institute where an excellent two course meal was enjoyed prior to the presentation of the awards.
1st OA Car 17 David Agnew 1972 Mini
Racing drivers Quiz 16 Mike Bennet 1772 MG BGT
Classic Car Quiz 22 Brian Jones 1978 MG B Roadster
Best Decorated Car 24 Ralf Ashcroft 1984 Mini
Best dressed crew 25 Karen Davidson 1990 Min