Thursday, 18 April 2013

Rallying round to help a local motor club

When a venue used by the organisers of an annual motoring event became unavailable they requested
Photo courtesy of Mr. Wayne Scurrah
 our assistance.

Ilkley and District Motor Club organise the Ilkley Jubilee Historic Rally for cars from the sixties and seventies and the event consists of a number of navigational and driving challenges in and around the scenic Yorkshire Dales. On the public roads the navigator has to guide their driver along the correct route, while on private property a number of driving tests are held to test the driver’s ability.

It is one of the driving test venues that has become unusable as the winter (and summer!) weather has made the condition of the venue unsuitable for the cars.

Clerk of the Course of the event Henry Carr ‘We are extremely grateful of the time and effort everyone at Yorkshire Water has been in helping us out and the new venue for the event will provide an excellent test for both the driver and the navigator’

The event has been organised by Ilkley and District Motor Club since 1991 and attracts a great variety of historic cars from the sixties and seventies. MG, Austin-Healey, Triumph, Mini-Cooper, Ford, Sunbeam, Alfa, Lancia, Volvo, Saab and Porsche are all usually well represented in the entry with the cars coming to Yorkshire for the weekend of the event from all parts of the UK to participate.

Our Catchment and Recreation Manager Geoff Lomas ‘We always look to help the local community with their leisure activities where we can and on this occasion we have been able to help a local motor club with this prestigious sporting event and as a result also give the local economy a boost which the event brings to the region ’

The event is on Sunday 21st April and is based at the Craven Cattle Market in Skipton where the cars will be on show from 08:00 and the first driving test starts at 08:45. More details on the event website

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