The November edition of Sprint will tell you what its like, from an organisers point of view, to put together an event such as BNG but here we will write about the event itself. Saturday saw 98 people join Forces at Tesco York to go on the two planned drives; one drive to the north West and one to the coast.
Waved off by the TVR flag, drive 2 set off with a fantastic rev of the engines and with lunch at Ampleforth they managed to keep all the dry weather to themselves.
Drive 3 however was a different story. Dry up over the Castle Howard "jumps" and over the North Yorkshire Moors but after a splendid lunch things changed and the heavens opened. The "yellow thingy" was taking on water fast!
Oliver's Mount was thick in fog and to see drivers taking side roads or driving in the wrong direction just got too much for "events" Jeremy as he pulled over to the side of the road in order to stop the tears of laughter! Saturday night was a loud affair with 200 people crammed into one bar.
£1.20 a pint though kept the Southerners VERY happy!
101 TVRs and a Lotus Esprit packed into the "Eye of York".
What a rumble! Thanks to the Police for making the traffic stop for our benefit! York may not see such a spectacle again? Then onto Castle Howard where 160 cars gathered throughout the day.
Thsi could have been a one off there again if enough want it, 2006 is only 364 days away. You need to come to Yorkshire - the roads and a warm welcome are waiting!
The TVR Car Club