Friday, 23 May 2014

NYTW at Runswick Bay

Third weekend in May is the North Yorkshire Triumph Weekend at Runswick Bay near Whitby.
I would imagine it's a similar thing to the Isle of White event for those in the North. We arrived Friday evening having driven the 100miles from home with the trailer on the back and the sunroof fully open. The weather was superb. Friday evening involved pitching our 'house' for the next two days, eating some dinner and enjoying a few drinks as we wound down from the previous weeks work. Very pleasant.

Saturday morning dawned with glorious sunshine. Excellent, this is the day for the roadrun out over the Moors with a suggested route and destination of the 'Red Lion' pub, the highest on the Moors I believe. Inevitably we went wrong a couple of times and the picture below was just one 'discussion' about where we should have turned.
The keen observer will have noticed the bright sunshine theme running through these pictures, it is very unusual for this weekend and event.

As can be seen in this picture above there are Fords to traverse and quite a few hills to climb along the way. Needless to say we managed the pub ok and FRanK performed faultlessly in the heat. The recent rear springs also showed their value four up on the undulating roads.
Saturday night at Runswick is party time in the big marquee with a live band and bar. They even let you take your own drink in if you want. Around ten o'clock we decided to head back to the tent and get the fire going and the drinks flowing.
Sunday is a relaxed car show and shine with prizes awarded to cars from the public's vote rather than 'judges'. Not familiar with what these lads are doing to the poor TR6, I believe they called it polishing! Must be a TR pastime.

This stunning little 12/50 Herald got my vote in it's class, a really nice car.
A friend of Amanda and I called Alistair has just had his mk2 GT6 painted after some new panels were fitted, he also changed the colour (to Amanda's dismay) from Sienna Brown to Lichfield Green.
I think it looks well in the colour which was never offered on this model of Triumph.
The general public judging must have thought so too as it won 'best GT6/Spitfire' and was second in car of the show.
For the 'mechanical admirers' out there, here is an under bonnet shot showing the car's 3 hungry Webbers.
And lastly the 'proud father' Al and his two shields for the day. Well done mate, told you the car would look good in Lichfield.

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