This Father’s day took us to pastures new on the Wirral to a brand new show held at Thornton Manor aptly named (Father’s Day Wirral Classic Vehicle Show).

Thornton Manor is a large house in the village of Thornton Hough,Wirral Merseyside. And from 1888 to the end of the 20th century the house was occupied by the Viscounts Leverhulme. It is now used as a conference and events centre, and a venue for weddings and shows. 

The show opened to the public at 10.00am so yet another early start for us (especially as the night before we were watching the sun go down in southport) but we are a hardy lot us MG’ers with all the shows we attend throughout the summer months.

As you might tell from the photos it was a warm but grey day with rain threatening at any time but definitely forecast for the late afternoon.

They had 11 members attend the show in 6 MG’s of which they were 2 MGF’s,2 MGB-GT’s,1 MGC and a RV8.

At 13.30 in the afternoon the judging of cars began and our member Steve Plowright won 2nd prize with his MGC in the 1960-1970 car class.

Just after being presented with his award trophy the heavens opened and sure enough it had no intention of stopping for the rest of the day.

So it was decided that at 15.00 we would pack away the wig-wam of love and make a early exit before the ground got too wet and turned into a mud bath with all the cars slipping and sliding on the wet grass. Which just goes to show W.L.MG.O.C can bring the cars along but you just can’t rely on our British Weather.

If you have a classic car and live local why not check us out, we meet every third Thursday of the month at 8pm Briars Hall Lathom, Nr Ormskirk L40 5TH.

Report by Steve Kirton on behalf of W.L.MG.O.C

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