Christmas Party at the Waterwheel Tea Room and Bistro – Dec 16th 2018

After our highly enjoyable Coast to Coast run earlier in the year some of us called  in at the Waterwheel Cafe on our way home and very nice it was to.

So what about getting together at 12.30 on the 16th December for a catch up and a spot of Christmas Lunch before the festivities begin.

The menu looks delicious and it is not outrageously priced. So what you need to do next is

  1. Let me know if you are attending and if so can you send me a £5.00 deposit per person via PayPal at the link or if you prefer send me a cheque through the post Message me for details.
  2. Choose from the menu below and let me have your choices asap because they are getting busy with bookings leading up to Christmas. They need our provisional figures before Friday 16th November 2018 the latest.

So here is the menu.

It will be great to catch up with everyone before we hibernate for the winter.

SatNav information

The Waterwheel Tearooms and Bistro, Barn Hill Farm, Howden, East Yorkshire DN14 7JP.


Aug 26th – Ripon Classic Car and Bike Show

Photo Courtesy of Mark Woodward Classic Events

The event is on Sunday 26th August and lockdown is at 11am For those attending tickets for a car and passenger are £4.00.

Attendees need to email either Karl or myself stating they wish to attend along with their home address as the tickets will be posted out to you.

We will all be meeting up at Morrisons Supermarket car park in Ripon between 9am and 10am which will give time to get breakfast and a tea/coffee. We will then drive in convoy to the venue , Ripon racecourse.

We have to be onsite before 11am as the site is then locked down and no vehicle movements allowed.

The Post Code for Morrisons is HG4 2SB , the racecourse is HG4 1UG.

For tickets please email

John Eccles at

Karl Edmondson at

Please email your details asap.

Cotswold Car Cruise Sun June 3rd 2018


This is a tour of the South Cotswolds where we will meet up at 10.00am at the Ship Inn at Brimscombe from where we will set off on the tour using route books. The journey will take about two and a half hours. The start and finish point is the same so we will have time afterwards to drive to Bourton on the Water or Tottington steam railway.

Please let Karl know ASAP if you are attending then he can get the Route books printed.

Sat Nav Details

The Ship Inn, Brimscombe Hill, 
Brimscombe, Stroud, 
Gloucestershire, GL5 2QN 
Tel: 01453 884 388

Circuit Historique de Laon Friday 18th to Monday 21st May 2018

UPDATE we now have six cars booked on the trip. If you fancy it please book early as it always books up quickly!


Join us on the Biggest Classic Car Pilgrimage to Europe for the 2018 Circuit Historique de Laon, the biggest and most popular Classic Car pilgrimage to Europe with over 350 cars attending this event every year. So what are you waiting for? Join us on this amazing tour to the Circuit Historique de Laon, a non-competitive event dedicated to any type of vintage, classic, sports and kit car.

Join us on our Annual tour to the Circuit Historique de Laon, a non competitive event dedicated to any type of vintage, classic, sports and kit car. The city of Laon will hosts this classic car parade of classic and vintage cars from all over Europe.

On Saturday the fun begins as all of the participants make their way to the registration point to sign on for the weekends events. Here you’ll collect your rally plate and joining instructions for Saturday’s organised run.

Then on Sunday morning, all of the participating cars assemble in the old town ready for the highlight of the weekend, the ‘closed street run’. As the name suggests all of the streets are closed to traffic. The route extends over 6kms and includes a hill climb  with hairpin bends as you make your way to the old town centre. Spectators line the streets to watch the biggest cavalcade of classic cars and sports cars in Europe.

What’s Included

Return P&O Ferry Crossing from Dover to Calais (other crossings available on request)

3 Nights Hotel Accommodation – see hotel choices
Buffet Breakfast each Morning

Annual Friday Car Display En-Route to Laon

Entry Fee to the 2018 Laon Historique

Participation in Saturday Rally including light-lunch

Participation in Sunday ‘Closed Street Parade’

Optional Participation in Monday Morning Run

Commemorative Tour Rally Plate

From £139.00 Per Person

For more details go to

UK Crossfire Owners pre- Christmas Weekender – December 9th – 10th 2017

Gill Perry from the UK Crossfire Owners group is organising this event which is always well attended and has give us an invitation to join them this year. I know that a few of us are planning to go.

If you are interested please let us know asap so we can let Gill have the numbers.

Here are the details.

December 9-10th.

Premier Inn
Northampton West (Harpole)
Harpole Turn
Weedon Road

This is a PACCO event (past and current Crossfire Owners).
If you would like to join us for a weekend of fun and festivity just book your own room and then let me know. Rooms are currently £29.50 !!! But be quick this price won’t last for ever!

It will be our usual UK Crossfire Owners weekender format :

Meet for dinner in the adjacent Beefeater ( I will reserve a table nearer the time when I have a better idea of numbers)

Drive out through the unexplored (!)Northamptonshire countryside, with a planned coffee stop.
Sunday lunch in a country pub ( again I will book nearer the time).
After lunch make your own way home

You do not have to do the whole weekend – if you just want to join us for the Saturday Dinner or just for the Sunday Drive Out or just the Sunday Lunch you are very welcome to do so

This is always a great weekend !! Book your room now !!!

Any questions just ask

Coast to Coast Tour Friday 8th – 9th September 2017

Copy of Copy of COAST to COAST 2017

Hi to all attending and those thinking of joining us.

Just an update , the route books are ready and John is sorting out the Rally plates which look brilliant.

We are having a raffle on the Saturday at Gisborough Hall so if you could bring a prize for the raffle it would be appreciated.

We will be charging £15.00 per car to cover the cost of the Rally Plates, Car Stickers and Route Books.

This will be a great weekend and if anyone needs any further information please message me.



27th Aug 2017 – Ripon Autumn Classic Car and Bike Show

Ripon 01To get tickets to this event go to the website , Mark Woodward Classic events and go to the Ripon event. Book a ticket under Club Exhibitor and the club name British Crossfires.

Entry will cost £4 which gets you and a passenger in. This is a fantastic event and there are loads of auto jumble stalls.

If the grey german helmet is still on sale I’m buying it!. Meeting point is the Morrisons car park which is a short drive away or you can just go direct and there will be a designated area for British Crossfires.

The Post Code for Morrisons is HG4 2SB , the racecourse is HG4 1UG.

1st – 2nd July 2017 American Car Show at Tatton Park


The American Car Show at Tatton Park is one of the biggest in Europe and our Crossfires are more than welcome by the organisers. To get your FREE tickets go to the site , Cheshire Auto Promotions and download a form.

Ignore things like it needs to be left hand drive etc. Just fill out the form , the Club will be British Crossfires and tick saturday and Sunday. If you only stay one day it matters not but tick both days.

Follow the instrutions on the form SAE etc.

Please let us know if you are attending.

Sat Nav Information

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA166QN Knutsford

May 6th 2017 Tour of the Peaks

This event is being organised by the Two Peaks Motor Club who are based at the Carding Shed in Hepworth near Holmfirth.

It is a round trip of about 150 miles with Breakfast and Lunch provided. for those who are interested please apply directly to the organisers. If you are applying online then please use the British Crossfires as your Club.

Hopefully we will see some of you for what looks like a great day.Two Peaks Motor Club