It felt strange preparing to go as I missed the routine of packing all the stuff into the TA. Food, flasks, coats & hats all had their alotted places in the limited space available. With the GT it was a case of just open the hatch & chuck it all in.
It was warm & overcast as we set off for the short drive to the start at Ormesby Hall where we had parking in front of the hall.
The run was just over 100 miles and covered most of the North Yorkshire Moors from the coastal roads to the more inland ones. It was a great drive with a good mix of roads.
The single track roads were fun, especially when we met a gaggle of Mazda MX5s coming the other way.
Our day was largely uneventful apart from a couple of things in the afternoon. The day had warmed up quite a bit and after a stop we had trouble. Underbonnet temperatures were pretty high and I think we had fuel vaporisation problems. Once the car was started it ran fine. The exhaust got progressively louder as the day wore on and we were getting fumes into the cockpit, which was a pain to say the least. This exhaust has been patched a few times and I think it's now well past its sell by date and it's time to let the moths out of my wallet and spring for a new one.