National Drive It Day Sunday 23rd April 2017

By Dave Fletcher | June 5, 2017

Sunday 23rd of April was both St.Georges Day and also National Drive it Day so the club run starting at Stephen Smiths garden centre at Otley was well timed. 22 cars turned out on what was to be a beautiful sunny day. Before we started a coffee was in order (or for some a full…

Evening Run 17th May 2017

By Dave Fletcher | June 3, 2017

. . . . and then it rained When Gilly and I went over to The Lawnswood Arms at approx 6.05pm for what was to be the first evening run of the year we never expected that there would be any members brave enough to turn out on such a night. But just how wrong…

Daffodil Run with tulips March 19th 2017

By Dave Fletcher | May 10, 2017

Starting at the new Strikes Garden Centre, Garforth Cliff. This was the first run of the year for The City of Leeds MG and Classic Car Club and was organised by Charles and Gilly. The start venue was excellent, being the old Saville Brothers Nursery. This was my irst visit to this Garden Centre since…

Tadcaster Bridge re-opening Celebration Day Sunday 19th February 2017

By Dave Fletcher | April 19, 2017

The bridge foundations were damaged by floods on Boxing Day 2015 and a partial collapse happened 3 days later after the bridge had been in use for over 300 years. During the height of the flood 650 tons of water were passing under the bridge every second. The rebuilding process has taken a year so…

The Christmas Pudding Run December 4th 2016

By Dave Fletcher | March 6, 2017

Once again this day out was a resounding success. A full Hotel on which must have been the best Autumn day we have had. After everyone had booked in and received their instruction booklet and rally plaque, we headed for our welcome cuppa and mince pie. It was good to meet up with old friends,…

The Bronte Run October 16th 2016

By Dave Fletcher | February 20, 2017

We arrived at Steven Smiths Garden Centre at Otley at about 10.00 am in the pouring rain, thinking that there must  be better things to do on a damp Sunday morning in October, like stopping in bed!  However in true car club fashion  we were not alone as 18 cars and their crews assembled before…

Remembrance Run 13th November 2016

By Dave Fletcher | January 3, 2017

16 cars arrived at Mackenzies Smokehouse, Blubberhouses on a sunny and clear morning for the car run to the Black Sheep Brewery at Masham. Tea, coffee, biscuits and a room were very kindly provided by Mackenzies which was greatly appreciated by all. We departed at about 11.30am on a run organised by Charles and Dennis.…

Sunday Run 25th September

By Dave Fletcher | January 1, 2017

The run started at Ainsty Farm shop on the A59 York to Knaresborough  road where 9 cars arrived with the weather looking mixed. After refreshments a group photo was taken and we set off at various intervals. The route took us north through some beautiful villages and winding lanes towards Boroughbridge, from there to Topcliffe,…

St. Gemma’s Family Fun Day and Car Show 13th August

By Dave Fletcher | January 1, 2017

Saturday the 13th August saw the club at the superb venue of Temple Newsam House to support St. Gemma’s Hospice at their Family Fun Day and Car Show. For the second year running the club has shown its support for this event by supplying all the cars and a veritable army of helpers for marshalling,…

The Yorkshire Pudding Run 2016

By Dave Fletcher | December 31, 2016

It is said that from little acorns big oak trees grow. That adage can certainly be applied to this year’s Yorkshire Pudding Run and also to years gone by.  From the beginning in 2008 when the run totalled a mammoth 19 miles finishing at The Crooked Billet at Towton it has grown steadily to the…