The 2022 Weaver Wander

The Rotary Club of Crewe & Nantwich Weaver staged its 12th annual classic & sports car rally, the ‘Weaver Wander,’ on Saturday, 14th May, when over 150 cars assembled on the Hankelow village green by the newly refurbished White Lion pub on a fine sunny spring day.

Best Car (2022 Weaver Wander)

At 10am., the cars were set off in the sunshine by Rotary Club President, Geoff Watts, embarking on three separate routes through the countryside in Cheshire, the Staffordshire moorlands, Shropshire & into Wales, ultimately bringing back them to their final destination at Hankelow Hall.

The spectators were able to view a wonderful display of cars including the following car makers: Healey, Ferrari, Austin, Ford, Jaguar, Lotus, MG, Porsche, Morgan, Triumph, Honda, Mazda, Mini, Audi, Lancia, Mercedes, an AC Cobra, Alvis, RollsRoyce, and Bentley.

The participants in the Weaver Wander were all competing for three trophies: The Fred Bowers trophy for ‘Best Car,’ which was won by Mike & Karol Bailey with their Ford Model ‘A;’ The Melvyn Reynolds trophy for the ‘Best Spirit of the Event’ won by Elaine & Ray Webster in their Triumph Spitfire; and the President’s trophy for ‘Best Club Presentation,’ which was awarded to the ‘Devamog’ Morgan sports car club with their impressive display of cars.

Event Organiser Ian Thompson said “The newly refurbished White Lion in Hankelow coupled with the idyllic village green was ideal for the start of this year’s event. Hankelow Hall again proved to be a very popular destination for the ‘Wander’ and no doubt the fine weather allowed everybody to really enjoy a great day out in their classic cars”

The Rotary Club was supported in delivering the event by CHANCE ‘Changing Lives,’ the Cheshire Stretch Tents company and was grateful to Kirk & Beverley Shenton, the owners of Hankelow Hall, for allowing the event to be staged in their beautiful gardens.

The Weaver Wander is one of the Rotary Club’s main fund-raising events and is regularly backed several local companies. Early estimates are that nearly £4,000 was raised on the day all of which will be donated to  CHANCE,  Riding for the Disabled Association, The Trussell Trust, YMCA Crewe and other local Rotary Club charities.