Area Report - Windscreen
September/October Issue 156
Summer events for the area tend to be a case of “planes, trains and automobiles”. This gives our members plenty of opportunities to get their vehicles out to a variety of events within Yorkshire and beyond.
The Yorkshire Wartime Experience weekend which now I believe, is now in it’s 5th year, has once again is proved to be a major draw for our members, vehicle owners and re-enactment groups from further
afield. Stuart Wright and his event team have built this event from scratch and each year managing to develop it further. This year, in addition to the impressive battle re-enactments including a stunning selection of Allied and Axis armoured vehicles. The weekend hosted the 75th year “Diamond T” anniversary; see the YWE feature article for more details.
July and August brought us many event both large scale and small the dales town of Leyburn hosted their 40s weekend again with a much larger number of vehicles attending and of course both the Breighton airfield and Croft Nostalgia shows didn’t disappoint with both hosting a vast array of planes and vehicles. Beamish open air museum’s “Dig for victory” weekend was a pleasure for those attending despite poor weather.
We are fortunate to receive numerous requests to support specialist vehicle groups events, and this year we were pleased to support the 50th anniversary rally of the North of England Classic & Pre-war Automobile Club
(NECPWA) at Newby Hall and also the Jaguar owners club’s rally at Ripley Castle.
On summer days, when the weather gods are
favourable, there’s nothing better than getting out and about to test out any recent repair or renovations.
So it’s fair to say that we’ve seen a few members bring out their “new” additions to display; our attendance numbers continue to grow and it is always pleasing to see vehicles change ownership as some of us expand our fleets.
So every success to these new owners, who are learning the joys of driving with “crash” gearboxes and researching obscure vehicle parts.