The Bobby Shafto Hills of the North Run

May 9, 2018

 

The weather on Sunday the 29th April was overcast but good enough to go topless in the car from The Beamish Hall Hotel on the 16th Bobby Shafto Run.

After a coffee and delicious homemade biscuits we left the hotel driving through Tanfield and the aptly named Sleepy Valley via Dipton and Lanchester  and over to Wolsingham and turning left in Frosterley we started the true ‘hills of the North’ from Hill End over to Egglestone. There was an optional stop at Egglestone Hall for a coffee/comfort break for those that required it. The route passed the Grassholme and Selsett reservoirs South to the A66 then headed East to the Barnard Castle turnoff. The morning run ended at the Buttercross in Barnard Castle with an option to go onto Bowes Museum for lunch.

 

Over 40 cars parked on the gravelled area of the Parterre garden in front of the museum and although the Maserati club had booked the upper level we had a better display down in the garden. We had a couple of unusual cars on the run, this one from Robert Cook was a Chevrolet wearing it’s winter wheels.

 

The afternoon had a shorter run back via Tow Law, Cornsay Colliery, Lanchester and Stanley to the Beamish Hall Hotel. Prizes were presented by Julie Collins after we had tea and more homemade biscuits. It was an excellent run over new interesting and picturesque roads that we have never used before, a big thank you to Derek May for the route and the prizes and an equally big thank you to our partners  giving out routes and rally boards and the marshals, judges and Julie Collins for presenting the prizes and making it such a superb day.             

 

BOBBY SHAFTO PRIZEWINNERS 2018

 

MODERN MG SPORTS CARS, 1995 onwards

MG04 CAS     Duncan Reid          

TF05  DAV      David Sandersfield

S196 BMV      Jonathan Cockburn

VA03 VK         Richard Bowyer

 

                   

                                    

                      

 

 

 

MGB/C/V8 Open cars, roadsters

 

XPX 936L       Bob Luke

TFD 400G      Peter Hurst

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MGB/C/V8 Closed cars GT’s

 

 

BPT 612L       Ed Harvey

KPG752K       Gordon Russel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MG Midgets

 

 

TTF 435 M     Andy Halsall

SKU 402S       Keith Hancock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classic MG’s T/A/Y

 

 

HEA 642         George Robson

OUT 835         Eric Robson

404 NHK         Kevin Coston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longest Distance

 

 

MGF 

P339 NLY      Neville Walker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classic Cars non MG

 

Ford Zodiac  

EGM176     Eddie Crann

T Spitfire      

EUE 787T    Deryck Beadling

XBR 290L    Lisa  & Steve Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Bobby Shafto Cars

 

Sunbeam Tiger           

LHH 37D        Gary Buick

Mazda Eunos              

M359 HSU      Brian Fish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most Interesting Cars

 

 

Chevrolet Coupe 

VXS 336        Robert Cook

VX Cavalier            

NUP 372P    Jerry Moss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cars ready for the off  at the Beamish Hall Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who said Mazda drivers are hairdressers? Brian Fish is more of a comedian with this car that he brought to the run

 

 

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