Thirty four cars of all ages met at The Ridley Arms, Stannington for a drive of some 85 miles through some of the most stunning scenery in the North East.
The first leg of the trip was about 35 miles (depending on how often you got lost) to Otterburn Mill, where many stopped for refreshments.
The second part of the journey took us some 50 miles to our destination at Brockbushes Farm near Hexham where we had a dedicated parking area. Lots of tales about the run, and a cream tea, rounded off the day.
Somewhere along the way the TA had been shedding water, as the rusty water marks down the sides of the bonnet showed. I topped up the radiator before leaving for home and we did the 50 mile journey home with no problems. The source of the leak will be investigated in due course.
All in all it was a superb day and I'm sure Pam & I won't be the only ones very thankful to Lyn & Peter Ebdon (Sorry your name is second, Peter, but I know which side my bread's buttered) for their hard work in planning this run.
Thanks also go to all the helpers who carried out the vital roles of marshals and keepers of the signing on sheet, without whom this event wouldn't have run so smoothly.