Capesthorne Hall

At last with the lockdown measures easing a car show to attend in my classic 500! Having just completed an engine rebuild during lockdown with the great help of Craig Anderson (albeit remotely) this would have been the furthest the car had travelled. Knowing my luck, it would probably end badly on the side of a road!

Capesthorne Hall is a perfect venue for a car show which I have been meaning to attend for a few years. The weather was good and I made my way there with my dad (and chief mechanic) riding shotgun. Normally at the North West events I am the only classic 500 in attendance. However, this time was different. No fewer than four other 500s were there, one of which was fresh out of restoration and looking fantastic. Chatting to the owners and looking round the different cars is always good fun, as is swapping stories of how we came to own them. Having swapped ideas, tips, tricks and updates it was time to set off home.

To my great delight all went well, no problems at all. The engine didn’t miss a beat which is credit to Craig’s great advice! Overall, the show was fantastic with cars from different eras so it catered for every possible interest. It was very well organised and with all the various safety measures to keep everyone secure. I think it was a great success. Anyone around that area should definitely consider a visit even if it’s just to see the hall itself.

                                                                         Carlo Alberti