Convicts to Classics 2017

Woolmers Estate

What do you do when you have a birthday? You throw a party, right? …and if you happen to be 200 years old, then you throw a big one! I had a great day up at Woolmers Estate for their Convicts to Classics event, the top weather helped bring in the crowds, the cars and the bikes (what a selection!). The Estate’s grounds and outbuildings were the perfect setting to view everything in,  plus there was also Kitty Martini & the Tom Collins Trio providing an awesome Rockabilly soundtrack …I mean ….honestly, such a good time! I have to say though that there were two highlights for me.

Firstly (from my favourite decade) a 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. Such a beauty. I was actually a bit intimidated by it to be honest. The smell of leather as you opened the door …the chrome …Her Majesty on the dash …it definitely had a presence! Owner Nigel was happy to tell me a little about his history with the car so far and his admiration for it was evident – I love hearing stories! (Actually, maybe that’s something I could explore in future blogs? There’s a thought…)

And secondly, the collection of classic motorbikes on display in the Estate’s old Woolshed. I was pretty chuffed to see an Indian Velo 500 for real, what a rarity! …I loved it inside the Woolshed, perfect setting for the bikes – frankly, I could have spent hours in there.

Anyway, here’s a few shots from the day …Happy 200th Birthday Woolmers!