With the classic vehicle event scene struggling back to life following the pandemic, it was good to see the Wisbech Road Run back again.
Events are now happening again up and down the country and the Wisbech Road Run, which took a break last year due to you-know-what, returned for 2021, with the 32nd annual event taking place on Sunday, August 8th.
Because the season has started later than usual, it’s proving difficult for organisers to avoid date-clashes. The Wisbech Run was, unfortunately, no exception, with a major classic car event in Boston and a big bus rally in Peterborough both happening within 30 miles, on the same day.
These rival gatherings, along with an uncertain weather forecast, meant that vehicle numbers were slightly down on previous years but, taking everything into consideration, the turnout on the day was very good. What’s more, the Wisbech & District Historic Vehicle Club did an excellent job as the event organiser, as it always does.
The real joy of this run – which was fully maintained – is that it’s an all-vehicle event so it sees cars, motorcycles, light and heavy commercials, buses and sometimes even steam vehicles, all on the road together. Additionally, much of the route is through parts of Britain which have changed less than most since the 1960s.
Anyway, here are a few of the light commercial vehicles that took part; we’ll look at the ‘heavies’ in a separate report, next month.
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