Easter Sunday 5th April 2015
Yorkshire Centre’s Daffodil Run supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care
Organised by Chris, Dawn & Sophie Flanagan
This year’s Daffodil Run had a record 97 entrant’s from all over Yorkshire this being the centres first major run in our calendar is getting ever popular considering the run started with 10 cars 12 years ago. There was a fine selection of MG’s including F, PB, TA, TC, Y type, Magnette, MGA, MGB, Midget, Maestro, RV8, MGF/TF, MGF KV6, ZT260, ZR, LE500 the oldest a 1932 MG F Type owned by Bob & Beth Walker to the latest MG3 owned by Craig Pickering, with other classic marques whose owners have supported the run for several years in amongst the MG’s, Brian Viney Jaguar Mk 2 from Scunthorpe, Alex Clatcher Rover 2000 TC, from Darlington, Robert & Margaret Millican VW Cabriolet, Ian Collingwood Hudson TF, Andy & Anita Boid Austin A40 & Steve Wood in a Healey 3000, Andy & Anita Boid Honda CRX, Martin Eves VW Golf from Lincoln
Contrary to the weather forecast the sun was out for the day, hoods were downed, rally plaques were fitted, route books checked always good to get the first directions right! After an hour breakfasting and meeting up with friends old and new cars started to depart being flagged off by Sophie Flanagan
The 66 mile route started out from Clifton Moor Retail Park heading towards Sheriff Hutton as we approached the T junction at Stillington we were met with a banking full of daffodils in full bloom, we continued on through Brandsby and the busy village of Hovingham to make a right turn back towards Sheriff Hutton, passing Yorkshire Lavender we could see many of the early starters had stopped for the tea rooms. Castle Howard would be our tea room stop or so we thought! Bank Holiday we gave it a miss seeing cars queuing for the carpark. Onwards through Coneysthorpe, Malton to arrive at Kirkham Abbey the entire carpark had been taken over with MG’s double, treble & quadruple parked our lunch stop. All the cars at this stage where pristinely clean, this would change for many as the next section would be along several wet & muddy single track roads as we headed for villages named in the route book with wonderfully unusual names like Bugthorpe, Friday Thorpe, Wetwang, Youlthorpe, Fangfoss & Wilberfoss to finally arrive in the village of Elvington were the run would conclude at the Yorkshire Air Museum.
Chris was at the gate to greet everyone and direct us to our designated parking area alongside the large display hanger. Time now to spend looking around the aircraft exhibits or visit the Naffi for refreshments. Congratulations to Chris, Dawn & Sophie for organising an excellent run and finishing venue, wetting all our appetites for future events this year.
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