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2023 YDCCC trip to the Isle of Man


The tour was arranged with Scenic Car Tours, who had organised the club’s visit to Ireland in May.

2023 John and Angela Gill’s Evening Run


It is difficult to know where to go these days, we have done so many runs over the years that when choosing a route, you always worry it’s been done before!

2023 Treasure Hunt


We left Northallerton after first working out the anagram for our first destination which was Brompton on Swale and of course collecting clues along the way.

2023 Stuart and Lucy’s Evening Run


Despite the temp resembling a winter’s evening it was tops down as we arrived in Applegarth car park in Northallerton but the fleeces and heaters were definitely on.

2023 “Ad Hoc” Evening Run


An evening run, additional to our programme for those members not going to Ireland, was arranged for 17th May. The route of around 50 miles.

2023 Trip to Ireland


It all started when the MGOC said there would be no Ireland trip this year. Well it was Richard’s good idea, “why don’t we do our own”, he said and a good job he made of it, with the help of Scenic Car Tours.

2023 Coronation Party


The YDCCC coronation run started off on a warm sunny day in the best possible way with bacon butties and hot drinks at the football club to fortify the intrepid crews, of which we had fourteen, a good turnout.


2023 Cobweb Run


Details were given to Richard and John to circulate and put in the newsletter, then all we had to do was sit back and wait for all the applications to come in. Sheila and Tony were the first, as always, then it seemed that everyone wanted to come and the turnout was a record for the club.

Soggy Golden Fish and Chip Run


Another year gone and it ended like 2021 ended.

Richard Culmer’s Museum Visit

Sunday 2nd October dawned bright and sunny when 14 cars met in the car park in Thirsk. Richard said he’d spent the week on his knees, so his prayers had certainly been answered!

Gordon Bulmer Memorial Run


This year we were blessed with some fine weather, the entrants assembled in Thirsk and the usual chat and comradery was abundant.

Evening Run 10th August


We all met on a balmy evening in the Applegarth car park Northallerton for Stuart and Lucy’s run, there was a good turn out and everyone had their roof down.

Evening Run round Bedale


We had a good turn out on the 13 July despite a number of members being away with the MGOC in Wales

Mike and Jackie’s run in memory of Jackie’s Mum


On Sunday the 19th June the club were invited to Mike and Jackie’s home for breakfast refreshment’s at 9am for a small charge of £1, the proceeds to go to a Cancer charity.

2022 Tees Valley MGOC BBQ Run


Seven cars from YDCCC joined nine from Tees Valley on their annual run to Gennel House Farm near Flaxton.

2022 The Four Counties Run


Well, here we go again over the hills and far away.

2022 Cobweb Run


Has a cobweb run ever meant just that?

2021 Fish n Chip Shop Run


T’was a wet and stormy morn on Halloween when the local branch of ghoulies and witches gathered at Scotch Corner.

2021 Northumberland Weekend


Northumberland in October was the best I could find due to the whole country holidaying at home this year “staycation “.

2021 Evening Run


Fifteen cars assembled at the Applegarth car park on what proved to be the warmest day since the middle of July.

2021 Tees Valley car club run and BBQ


Tees Valley car club invited us to their run and BBQ on Sunday 25th July

2021 The Martin Vinson Run

We met again at the Marage carpark on a sunny Wednesday evening for Martin’s run over the moors.

2021 Richard Culmer Run


On the 7th July twelve cars met at the Marage car park in Thirsk, at 6pm on a lovely sunny evening, hoods down.

2021 The Black Smith’s Arms Swainby

On the 6 June 2021 twenty six YDCCC members turned up at Applegarth car park for our first run of the year.

2020 Gordon Bulmer Memorial Run and Club Barbecue

A very special day in our club Calendar.


The weatherman said it would rain and it did but it can never dampen our spirits. We just keep our glasses covered.

2020 Round the Houses, Sunday Drive


We all arrived at the Marage car park, Thirsk, around 11.30 hours, the sun was shining and although the plan was to pick up a route from Martin and not stop for a chat many members did, keeping 2 metres apart.

2020 Covid Operation - a picnic in the Dales


After months of inactivity due to Covid 19 it was time to blow the cobwebs away and a 60 mile run in to the Dales was just the ticket.

2020 Cobweb Run


Our first run of the year! A great turnout but there were a few everyday cars for one reason or another.

2019 Quiz Night


The evening went really well considering, on arrival, Tony, Kate, Dave and myself found Romanby Golf Club in darkness.

2019 Fish n Chip Run

Report by Mike Cowan, Photos by Mike, Martin Vinson and Jim Clark.

Anybody who gets as far as Doncaster is Officially L.I.A. “Lost in Action”

2019 Gordon Bulmer Memorial Run & BBQ

Report & Photo’s by Stuart Bulmer.

The route this year was very different to most other years as we went in search for some new roads.

2019 Richard and Jean Culmer’s Evening Run

Report by Sheila Mason, Photographs by Jim Turnbull and Richard Culmer

Sixteen cars arrived at the Marage carpark at 18.00 to be greeted by Jean and Richard.

2019 Bill’s Evening Run

Report by Bill Burton

Wow doesn’t the first Wednesday in every June come around fast! Time to get back to the maps and sort out another route.

2019 Weekender to Holy Island


Reports by Dave Simpson & Mike Cowan


The first club weekender for several years took to the roads on Saturday 22nd June after a lousy week of rain and dull days.

2019 Club Excursion to Shildon Railway Museum

Report by John Gill

On the day it dawned wet and windy and a few members turned out in their every day cars, despite the weather we had 17 entries for this excursion into the unknown badlands of Durham.

2019 Scenic Drive


Report by Sheila Mason.


We met at Leeming Bar Services at 10.30 ready to leave at 11.00. The instructions were for route D, apparently, Martin had tried out A, B,C and then chose D.

2019 Cobweb Run

Report by Dave Simpson


The start of a new season, a sunny Sunday morning lots of classic cars with roofs off, here we go!

2018 Fish and Chip Shop Run

21st October  Report by Sheila Mason


Martin Vinson gave out the sixty-mile route and we all noted the warning “Beware of suicidal pheasants.”

2018 Dennis and Lucy’s Run and BBQ

5th August Report by John Gill

We met at Leeming Bar Services at 10.00, we were expecting 5 cars,

but by 10.15 we had eight cars.

2018 Gordon Bulmer Memorial Run

8th July Report by Dave Simpson

Sunday dawned with yet another warm and sunny day, ideal for a classic car run.

2018 Treasure Hunt and BBQ

1st July Report by Sheila Mason


Apparently three cars left the car park and turned in the wrong direction, probably the navigators reading the clues rather than the directions.

2018 Tour of Brittany 12 - 14 June


Report by Martin Vinson


We all arrived at Chateauneuf de Faou by our various routes on the afternoon of Tuesday 12 June.

2018 Bill’s Evening Run - Willies Widdle Wander - 6th June

Report by Sheila Mason


Bill gave out the route much to our amusement when we saw the title " WILLIES WIDDLE WANDER"

2018 Le Tour des Villages - 20th May


Report by Sheila Mason and Martin Vinson


I received two reports on this event so rather than trying to combine them I have include both, one from an entrants’ view point (Sheila) and one from an organisers point of view (Martin).

2018 Kevin and Jim’s Run - 2nd May


Report by John Gill

We met in Applegarth Car park Northallerton at 6.30 for a prompt 7.00 getaway but disaster struck.

2018 Wynyard Hall Run - 15th April


Report by Mike Cowan Photographs Dave Simpson


Arrival at the start was rather disturbing there was a strange glow coming from the sky.

2018 Cobweb Run - 25th March - Report by Dave Simpson
The cobweb this year was not so much a run as a gathering for dinner owing to uncertainty of the weather and a lack of available organisers. We all met at the Waterwheel at Carlton Miniot for a Sunday carvery lunch which was very good. We had a good turn out about 33 people. The weather was poor so couldn’t take any pictures. A good start to the season though

2017 Treasure Hunt and BBQ - 13th August

Report by Sheila Mason

Dave and Kate organized the 51 mile route starting from the Marage, Thirsk car park with the first car leaving at 1.15pm.

2017 Gordon Bulmer Memorial Run - 8th July 2017

Report by Sheila Mason


21 cars met at the Mirage car park Thirsk at 10am, on a wonderful sunny day. We were greeted by Stuart and Lucy and the 2 photographers, Andy Ellis and John Waide.

2017 Richard Culmer’s Evening Run - 5th July 2017

Report by Richard Culmer


15 cars headed out from the Marage car park in Thirsk on yet another magical mystery tour.

2017 Jim Hadfield’s Run To Pendragon Castle - 21st June 2017


Report by Jim Hadfield


After coffee and biscuits, the cars were flagged off for a run through Wensleydale, Swaledale, Garsdale and eventually to Ravenstonedale.

2017 North Yorkshire Scenic Tour - 7th June 2017

(Or Bills cannon ball run).

Report by Dave Simpson

Evening Run - organised by Bill Burton

2017 Cobweb Run - 2nd April 2017


Report by Dave Simpson

First run of the year and off to a good start. Usual problem with the English weather though, roof up or down?

YDCCC - Dales Trail


2022 Dales Trail 11th September

We had a total of 45 cars entered in this year’s event. A few of our members were away on long planned overseas holidays but our numbers were swelled by a good number of guests.

2021  Dales Trail


Having been thwarted by the dreaded Covid in 2020 the Dales Trail once again took place this year. Our chosen charity (held over from 2020) was St Theresa’s Hospice, who had cared for one of our members Jim Hadfield.

2019 Dales Trail

Report by John Gill

This year our members chose to support Age UK, North Yorkshire and Darlington branch.

2018 Dales Trail

2nd September Report by John Gill

This year our chosen charity is the Pendragon Trust which is a Northallerton based charity which provides support to the lives of people with physical difficulties.

2016 Dales Trail - 18th September 2016

Report by John Gill


This year the members decided to adopt the Pancreatic Cancer UK Charity for our fundraising in memory of Gordon Bulmer.

2015 Dales Trail - 20th September 2015


Report by John Gill


This year we had over 40 entrants from near and far and a superb variety of classic cars.

2014 Dales Trail - 21st September 2014


Report by Dave Simpson


There was a lot of debate about whether to have the roof up or down, most people made the brave choice and went topless !

2012 Dales Trail


Report by Bryan Watson


This year saw us start from a new venue, Romanby Golf & Country Club. This proved to be a popular choice, but it could be put down to the availability of bacon butties?

2012 Dales Trail

2011 Dales Trail


Report by Dave Simpson


If you were a soft top owner guess you could call this year’s Dales Trail an up and down sort of day.

Dales Trail 2011

2010 Dales Trail


Report by Dave Simpson


Kiplin Hall was once again the venue for the 2010 Dales Trail, it started damp and just got better an better, we got the tea girls working hard and the cars attracted quite a crowd.

2010 Dales Trail