As part of the parks 40th anniversary celebrations we held a classic car weekend and offered anyone with a car from 1990 (G reg) or before could get into the park for the 1971 opening day price of just £1 per car. A total of 50 cars turned up over the weekend and we had one of the original old green double decker buses to take them around the park if they didn’t want to risk their own car in our animal reserve.
The line up
Some owners took their cars through the reserve
The buses risked the baboons
David Ross, General Manager of Knowsley Safari Park, decided he would like to give out some fun awards and awarded the Morris Marina the “Most unreliable car of the 70’s” award and the Ford Escort RS Turbo owner won the “Most Desperately Wanted” award after his friends told us he had never won at a show before. After the hard work that had gone into chroming up the whole engine I think he deserved it.
All in all a very enjoyable weekend. Hopefully we will be able to do something even bigger next year.