We thought the day was doomed before it started as the 71 MGB GT fired up with a misfire at low revs. It cleared as the revs increased so we decided to go anyway and see how it went.
With the car pointed in a south easterly direction the misfire cleared and we arrived at the start at the Black Bull at Harrogate where we met a friendly crowd, from The Ilkley and District Motor Club. We paid our (very reasonable) entry fee and had a coffee (included in the fees) before setting off.
A mixed group of just shy of 30 cars enjoyed a pleasant jaunt through the country lanes and villages of North Yorkshire to end up back at the Black Bull after covering 83 miles if they got it right, more if they didn't. I won't say how many miles we covered.
The weather stayed reasonable. It did try to rain a couple of times but didn't quite make a full downpour.
Cars ranged from our scruffy GT to a superb Ferrari Dino
We had the video running most of the day and I trimmed it to show the lovely lanes we travelled. I also left it running at the finish and caught a few cars as they arrived back.
I didn't get pictures of all the cars but some are here. I wonder what the gaffer tape was for on the Austin A40 Sports.
Thanks to David & June Lambourne and anybody else who helped to make this a great day. I know only too well how much time, effort, hair loss and liquid gold goes into planning a run like this.