Snowdrop Run

Melbourn Village College became a Classic Car enthusiast’s dream for the day on Saturday when almost a hundred immaculately turned out vehicles arrived to take part in the 13th Annual Cambridge and District M.G. Owners Club Snowdrop Run.

The event, which donates money to a chosen charity, was initially held in its current form in 2006, after what was intended as a one off only meet up the previous year, turned out to be a huge success.

This year the organisers chose the Target Ovarian Cancer Charity, which aims to accelerate change and transform the lives of over 25,000 UK women living with the terrible life threatening disease. Pleasant winter sunshine brought out almost a hundred wonderful machines along with their proud owners.

The planned route of some 58 miles encompassed four counties, culminating at the English Heritage site of Wrest Park in Bedfordshire.

Not only were there representatives of the original M.G. Marque spanning over 70 years of British Motoring history present, but also a number of their modern counterparts which are now manufactured in China, and several other participants of other makes crept in to make up a commemorative day.

Chris Sherlock, Club Secretary commented,” We usually manage to raise between  £1,500 to £2,000 for Charities, and we will be disclosing the amount raised on Saturday later in the year, and subsequently presenting a cheque to the Ovarian charity.

All the vehicles safely completed the course, with the furthest participants travelling all the way from Lancashire. The oldest vehicle was a Bullnose Morris, and the oldest M.G.’s a PB Roadster, and a MGY Type.”


images + text by Clive Porter