Treasure Trove of Classic Cars at Blackburn Heritage Festival

Blackburn College will be opening the doors of its high tech RATH building to showcase some classic cars, vintage motorcycles and obsolete technology as part of the Blackburn Heritage Festival this year.

The stunning new facility on the corner of Feilden Street and Montague Street will be open on Saturday, 12 September with a display of vehicles which will include Graham and Brown’s wall paper wrapped Morris Minor, Doris and a local collector’s piece which will feature in the new Dad’s army movie.

Festival goers can wander around the state-of-the-art facilities which will be home to luxury vehicles over the festival weekend including four Bentleys and Rolls-Royce from Blackburn’s Classic Car Warehouse and five of the top BMW models from Bowker Motor Group.

Star guest will be a converted ambulance, The Mobile Museum of Obsolete Technology. Describe as a ‘time travel machine’, visitors will be able to step aboard to see how the pace of technical change has increased and how the mobile phone has made so many gadgets obsolete.

Manager of the Blackburn BID, Harriet Roberts said: “If cars and technology are your things, the RATH centre is the place to be this weekend. With the added attraction of The Mobile Museum of Obsolete Technology, all ages are bound to enjoy a trip to the Automotive Technology Hub!”

The ‘ World of Wheels’ display is open from 10am – 2pm on Saturday, 12 September. Discover more events taking place as part of the Blackburn Heritage Festival visit

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