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  • Nanton Lancaster Museum - September 25 2010

    We may have set a new record for most cars participating in a single drive as well as most participants to a driving event. This can only be attributed to good weather, the opportunity to sneak in one more drive this season and a very special occasion at the Nanton Museum.

    33 cars set out from Shawnessy Mall and headed South to Black Diamond We stopped to regroup in Black Diamond and pick up another 3 cars. From Black Diamond we continued South the Chain Lakes Provincial Park were we made a brief stop to stretch our legs and tend to other needs. We then headed East on Hwy.# 533 and enjoyed some beautiful fall scenery on the last leg before arriving in Nanton.

    After parking our cars in the ball diamond behind the Musem 65+ people from WRR, VSCCC and Nanton Bomber Command volunteers enjoyed a catered lunch.
    We finished lunch with enough time to take in some of the static displays and video before the two starboard Rolls Royce Merlin engines were started and warmed up.

    The noise created from 2560 (unmuffled) piston generated horsepower created a lot of excitement with the onlookers. I will post several videos of the Lancaster running and update this thread when complete.

    After there was cake and coffee reception for our members as well as the Vintage Sports Car Club Members. It was a very memorable event, that's for sure!

    Fact: it costs the museum $1,200.00 to run up the engines for 5 minutes at events like today's.