Sunday 26th April and the Oil Can Cafe’ was one of the venues for Drive it Day organised by South Yorkshire and joined by West Yorkshire members.
The café had arranged to open earlier so that the group could have breakfast prior to a tour of the workshops.
Never having been to this venue although being regular visitors in the area it was a very pleasant surprise as we entered the café area which is surrounded with classic cars and shops selling vintage clothing to see all the tables set with table cloths and bone china crockery not what we were expecting at a GARAGE! After all being served with a full English breakfast we re-grouped for the tour.
The owner a self-confessed eccentric described in great detail the work that was being undertaken by the ten workshop staff which included two apprentices.
Several MG’s were in various stages of repair along with Bentley, Morgan, Jaguar and American muscle cars. One MG of interest was an MGB that had a fibre glass RV8 front end that had been made by the owner one of the body shop staff, this car had been taken down to MG motors to inspect prior to the original RV8’s being produced.
The most expensive car in the workshops was an original AC Cobra.
A very pleasant day which everyone enjoyed.
Photographs of the day can be viewed on the events/gallery page