No December meeting, but with the warm, almost ‘summery’ temperatures, and some fine days means those of us that are not ‘SORNing’ their cars for the winter can still take advantage of a fine day or two for a run with the hood down. The annual Yorkshire Awards dinner will be on Sunday 28th February at the new location of the Mercure Hotel in Wetherby

Now, whilst considering the plans for winter maintenance of our ‘pride and joy’, there are summer plans to be made. For our Natter the first major event will be Mike Payne’s trip to south west Wales. Some are planning to take part in the Caledonian event later in the spring. Your scribe is planning a trip across the Channel to France and Belgium, after our very successful sorties in 2014 and 2015. Motoring in France can be a great pleasure – quieter roads and one is inevitably welcomed by the French with their love of classic cars.

A new regular event planned in our area is “Wednesday at the Woolly” an new monthly gathering of classic cars at the “Woolpack Inn” in Esholt near Bradford – the famed pub of the Yorkshire TV serial ‘soap opera’ “Emmerdale”. Initial dates will be published later, but the planned commencement will be early spring.

In the meantime, let us hope the New Year gives us all more happy motoring.