Cars came from the east and west to the biggest Masons&Motors event yet staged by Lincolnshire’s Freemasons, making it the biggest event yet, with about 100 cars and motorcycles on show.
The most eclectic collection of vehicles yet gathered at Doddington Hall near Lincoln ranged from Aston Martins to a Bond Bug and from Daimlers to a Trabant by way of a batch of Beetles, a multitude of motorcycles and a monster military crane aboard a Foden lorry – not to mention two monowheel motorcycles and the beginnings of a speed record motorcycle and a steam-powered car!
This was the fourth staging of the event, the brainchild of enthusiast and dedicated organiser Dave Gibson from Scunthorpe, who has also organised a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and said: “It was a great day and thanks are due in no small part to the Provincial Events Team. Without their assistance, we wouldn’t have coped so well with such a large turnout.”
The event added about £600 to the #Lincs2025 Festival total, which disappointed Dave. The event is free to enter, and the money raised is through donations made in collection buckets. But perhaps the event was a victim of the shift towards contactless and cash free payments. Said Dave: “I was surprised that many people I approached didn’t have money. We need to think of another way to collect next year. However, I’m very pleased how the day went and grateful for all the positive comments.