Article: Jonathan White
The popular monthly ‘Off the rails car meet’ events have been renamed ‘The weekend runaways meet’ and have moved to a different location in Crewe.
The meets are now taking place at The Sydney Arms pub on Sydney Road, Crewe CW1 5LU.
The first meet at the new venue took place on Sunday 24th April 2022 and attracted over one hundred vehicles.
Manufacturers on display included Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Harley-Davidson, Morris, Renault, Suzuki, Vauxhall and VW.
These events are always free to all and open to owners of classic European and American cars, vans, trucks, and motorbikes.
The next ‘The weekend runaways meet’ at The Sydney Arms pub is on Sunday 22nd May 2022 (new date) from 9am to 2pm.
If you wish to display your own vehicle at a meet there is no requirement to pre-book, no arrival time necessary but a member of the team will direct you to a suitable location when you arrive and leave.
Refreshments are available to purchase from The Sydney Arms.
‘Off the rails car meet’ began at the Crewe Heritage Centre in November 2019. They were setup by Ken Smith from Crewe, to allow owners of European and American cars, vans, trucks, and motorbikes to get-together socially and to display their vehicles for the general public to enjoy. Ken’s son, Lee, has taken on the organising of the car meets since late-2021.
A representative from ‘The weekend runaways meet’ said: “A huge thanks to Grant the landlord at The Sydney Arms for allowing us to use his property. Thanks to everyone for the support at our new venue”.
For further information please search ‘The weekend runaways meet’ on Facebook.
Please note: Car meets continue at Crewe Heritage Centre (entrance fees apply) but are now completely unconnected to the original organisers.