In contrast to my last visit in 2006 where it snowed, the 10th
Anniversary Crank Up to York Castle was blessed with clear blue skies
and hot sun.
travelled down from Washington in the North East with two other
vehicles ( M38A1 & Lightweight Landy ), setting off from home at
8am. We met up at the lay-by in Tadcaster just after 10am ready for
the convoy into York starting at 10.30am, via the A64 dual carriageway
and the A19. Over 20 vehicles, of all ages formed the convoy, which
left there a little later than planned.
day had started quite dull at home, by the time we reached the Castle,
the skies were clearing and the sun came out and remained so for the
rest of the day. A few vehicles were already at the Castle when the
convoy arrived, but across the day, additional vehicles turned up
resulting in the final total being over 60 packing the green outside
the visitors centre.
some video for me during the convoy and of the vehicles arriving at
the Castle which can be seen below.
are further pictures of the convoy and event which came be found on
this off site link.
sent some pictures of a few of the days participants making a 're-fuelling'
stop on the way home. Something tells me it wasn't petrol they stopped
are further pictures of the event on the VMMV
website, taken by Benny De Maeyer who came to England to buy a
Dodge, and attended the Crank Up on the way back home to Belgium. A
direct link to the pictures can be found here.