Classic Cars

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.

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Thanks to St. Helens Classic Car Association and The Merseyside Transport Trust


About safariuk

I am the Visitor Service Manager for UK tourist attraction Knowsley Safari Park. I have been in the post only for a few years and consider myself very fortunate to work in such a fantastic place. Not many people outside of Africa can take their lunch break while looking at elephants! This isn't the official blog for Knowsley Safari Park but my own views and opinions on things that may be happening at the park, in the leisure industry or anywhere else.
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One Response to Classic Cars

  1. Mikharper says:

    Glad you posted this, hadn’t seen any of the turn out yet!

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