Thankfully the rain stopped before we set off and held off all day. It was cool in the morning but really warm on the Palace Green at the finish. That place is a real sun trap.
We got set up for signing on duties and met all the crews of the 40 cars making the run. What a great fellow Dennis is. He had some over ordered bacon butty tickets that he kindly donated to us. Thanks, Dennis, they were most welcome.
The morning section was a good mix of interesting roads leading us 40 miles to the lunch stop at Hardwick Park.
Duly fed & watered we set off for the afternoon section of 35 miles in improving weather.
On the way was a chance to stop at Auckland Castle, once the home of the Bishop of Durham.
After a brief stop, it was onwards to Durham and the beautiful setting of the Palace Green. We were very honoured to have this location for our finish point. It was good to see cars spanning 70 years from our 1937 TA to a 2010 MG TF 135.
Over the course of the afternoon we noticed some cars approaching junctions from different directions from us. Obviously some navigator problems. Indeed the driver mentioned above had problems in the afternoon too as the navigator attempted to do the afternoon section from the wrong pages. DOH!!!
Whilst there were a lot of familiar faces there were also some who hadn't done the run before, including one couple from Derbyshire and one from Lincolnshire. Both had decided to make a weekend of it. I hope you all enjoyed our neck of the woods and had a safe journey home.
Once again, thank you to Noel Lindford and his team of willing marshalls for another great day.
Numbum ran well all day, in fact the best it's been this year. Another 150 miles on the clock.