Messerschmitt’s to land in Grange at Classics over Sands in August

We are expecting a brace of wonderful Messershmitts to land in Grange at our Classic Car Show in August. The Messerschmitt micro car was built by the aircraft company during the 1950’s, ceasing production in 1964. Very rare in the UK, they were exceptionally well built, with an aircraft style canopy which hinged to the side to allow access. With no steering wheel (its basically handlebars) and room for a squashed duo of passengers behind the front seated driver, they are certainly a different driving experience!

1947 350cc Manx Norton

Another fantastic entry in Classics over Sands is this 1947 350cc Manx Norton is in unrestored condition, it was raced in the 1947 Junior Manx Grand Prix by rider Anno Domini and finished in 17th place at an average speed of 70.07 mph covering 6 laps which was 226.38 miles.

In 1949 Anno Domini and John Aldington drove all the way from Yorkshire to enter in the Le Mans 24 hour race, Anno Domini and John Aldington drove a Frazer Nash racing car and came 3rd overall and 2nd in class.

We understand Anno Domino was a pseudonym as his parents didn’t know he was racing!

One of last Mini’s made entered into show

One of the last Mini Sport 500’s has been entered into the show. This is literally one of the last Mini’s made, after a production run of over 5 million built. The cars were built in 4 specific colours, this one painted in British racing green metallic. With an interesting silver leather interior and silver dashboard, this is one to see at the show on 7th August!

Entries filling fast

We’ve had an amazing few days since opening entries on the 10th February, with over 75 cars now entered for the show in the first 5 days! We’ve a wide range of vehicles from the early ’30’s to some modern classics, we’ll be highlighting some of the entries in the coming weeks.

Classics over Sands, Grange, South Lakes

Coming to the end of 2021, I guess we all start looking forward to the Summer and the chance to take your classic to a show.  For 2022 we are re-launching the Dales and Lakes Historic Vehicle Day (which we’ve hosted for over 25 years) as “Classics overs sands” with a new date of Sunday 7th August 2022 (one week earlier than past years) and new logo.
As you have entered in the past and like so many other enthusiasts have enjoyed a great day out on the shores of Morecambe Bay, we would love you to join us again either as an entrant or a visitor.   So come and see the changes we’ve introduced – there will be the same friendly faces, great Cars and Bikes from the 1920’s to the 1990’s plus some Supercars of the 2000’s.
Classics over Sands is run entirely by Volunteers and Enthusiasts like you and supports Good Causes too (Northwest Blood Bikes in 2022).
Classics over sands takes place on Sunday 7th August, please put this date in your Diary NOW!  
We will be sending entry details early in the new year, with more details of the event itself.
Wishing you brilliant Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.
from…  Geoff and the Team at Classics over Sands