Over 90 Cars Hit The Road As Dennis Storms In

High winds and rain failed to deter the 15th Annual Snowdrop Car Run taking place on Saturday. Organised by the Cambridge and District Owners Club over 90 vehicles safely completed the course, which started from Melbourn Village College, and took the entrants on a challenging 60 mile circuitous route, which embraced numerous villages in West Suffolk, culminating in the Cathedral City of Ely.

This year the chosen charity to support was Guide Dogs, and representatives from the Organisation, which was formed in 1931, attended the opening of the day at the College.

The event was initially held in its current form in 2006, after what started up as a one off only meet up the previous year turned out to be a huge success, and was the brainchild of Royston enthusiast, Alan Griffin, who is still a member.

Not only were there representatives from the original M.G.’s spanning more than 70 years of British motoring history, but also a number of their modern counterparts, and several participants of other makes.

The furthest vehicles travelled all the way from Lancashire, and the oldest car taking part was a 1939 M.G. TB.

Club representative, Chris Shurlock said that he was very pleased with the day, and thanked the participants for turning out in such atrocious weather conditions.”We normally have just over a hundred entrants so, surprisingly, we were only a few short this year. It just displays how dedicated the owners are”.

Text and photos by Clive Porter