|Oily Hand's Life with MGs||
We loaded up the MGB GT and set off for what we hoped would be a great weekend of things motoring. A steady drive across the North Yorks Moors saw us arriving at our delightful B&B in Thornton le Dale.
Once we were booked in we set off to the showfield where we wandered about looking at the cars that were there before meeting Mick from The MG Car Club Yorkshire Centre to help putting up their display. That was a challenge as none of us had seen the thing bedore and it was a 3D jigsaw puzzle that took over an hour to solve, but we did it in the end.
We hung around to watch the start. Never seen so many Escorts in one place before. Thanks to Pam for some of these pictures
The stage in darkness was amazing. The cars could be heard from some distance away, then came the lights flickering through the trees before they burst into view in the clearing. The spectator area was well set up, close to the track and even had some lighting so you could see what you were falling over. There was even a commentator to tell you about the cars as they came through. All in all a well organised set up. We had booked tickets in advance and that gave us privileged parking which turned out to be within a hundred yards of the stage.
A great start to the weekend.
Hi, I'm Owen and I've been having fun with MGs since 1970, starting with my 1937 MGTA. Since then I've had three Y types and a couple of Z Magnettes. I now have a 1971 MGB GT along with the TA and my wife and I are still having fun