Aug 28th – Ripon Classic Car and Bike Show

Photo Courtesy of Mark Woodward Classic Events
The event is on Sunday 30th August and lockdown is at 11amFor those attending tickets for a car and passenger are £3.50.

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.

20th March 2016 Lakeland Motor Museum Visit

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Photo courtesy of Lakeland Motor Museum

The fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley, at Backbarrow, close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere.

A diverse and unique road transport collection of some 30,000 exhibits assembled over a period of almost 50 years is thoughtfully displayed alongside many non-motoring additions, in fully DDA compliant state-of-the-art premises with a beautiful riverside setting.

This thought provoking and thoroughly enjoyable attraction, with VisitEngland, VAQAS (Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme) accreditation, provides a perfect, whatever the weather, all year venue certain to entertain and enthral all ages.

The date of this event will be announced in the next few days. If you are interested please let us know so we have an idea of numbers.

Doors open at 0930 hrs and the Museum is home of the Bluebird Collection.
Ticket entry fees vary , if part of a group of 20 persons or more entry is £6.40 per person.

If we are less than 20 persons prices are £8 per person. There is also the option of entry with a Lake Cruise to Bowness (shuttle bus included).

If a group visitor the price of entry and a Cruise is £10.70 per person and if not part of a group its £16.50 per person. The Cruise goes to Bowness and allows time for shopping etc.

If people go for the Cruise option its best to get the 11am trip which means you get back to the Museum for about 3pm. The Museum closes at 4.30 pm. For those interested in going please email me

Location Details
The museum is conveniently located adjacent to the Lake District’s arterial A590, between Newby Bridge and Haverthwaite, only 20 minutes drive from J36, M6 and Central Lakes (Bowness), via the A592.

Sat Nav, LA12 8TA. Please follow white on brown tourism signs. FREE PARKING.

Friday 15th May 2016 – 25th Anniversary Laon Historique


Laon Historique is the biggest Classic Car pilgrimage into Europe with over 500 cars expected to attending our 2016 event!  Join us on the 25th anniversary tour to the ‘annual Laon Historique’, 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 over 1000 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.

  • Return P&O Ferry Crossing (upto 5 Days)  from Dover/Calais*

  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Laon & Surrounding Area

  • Buffet Breakfast each Morning

  • Entry Fee to the 2016 Laon Historique

  • Participation in Saturday Rally

  • Participation in Sunday ‘Closed Street Parade’

  • Optional Participation in Monday Morning Run

  • Commemorative 25th Anniversary Rally Plate