Ripon Old Cars Gathering
10 July 2005
attended all of the last seven shows at Ripon Old Cars, and hosted a Y Register
stand at four of these, the Coulson’s again hoped to break the magic 10 Y types
that on Saturday evening prior to the show Mike Silk was buffing his excellent
YT – only to find an unusual fluid dripping beneath. Master brake cylinder
failure had set in and reluctantly he and Sue had to cancel.
that Mike Nicholson from Leeds in his ‘cream cracker’ YA broke a half shaft on
the morning of the show while driving through Harrogate and was recovered to
of those 'alases'! Scorching hot blue skies (again!), plenty of food, drink and
shade, and of course several hundred vehicles of all types – including five Y
Margaret Meynall brought their immaculate car over from Middlesbrough – freshly
cleaned after bursting an oil pipe and depositing a gallon (imperial measure of
course!) of oil in Leyburn. Brian and John Arkley drove their YA and YB down
from Hartlepool; and Andrew & Arlene had their YA and the newly acquired YB pick
up (ex- Mervyn Davies).
autojumble had XPAG and Lucas parts to provide for many ‘jobs to be done’,
(Andrew even obtained some headlamp mounting brackets – complete with studs) and
the level of interest from the visiting crowds again confirms that our stylish
saloons continue to carry favour with the Yorkshire public!
Hardwick, a new YB owner (see yesterday’s news!!) stopped by and discussed
repairs, overhauls and welding – and received copious advice to go with the
beer, wine and water (not that he drank all that himself, you understand!)
day only slightly marred by the unavoidable absences of at least two other Y’s
(although heroically Mike Nicholson did jump into his every day ‘Merc’ and join
us for the rest of the day – many thanks!)
So all that
was left was to ‘de-gazeboise’, i.e. clear the stand, remove the bunting and
pack up the tent till 2006. And for Andrew a week’s suppers of delectable
savouries which somehow failed to be consumed on the day!
... to complete the trio of failures, Andrew’s YB pick up burst a fuel pipe on
the outskirts of the show site; a failure quickly spotted (by smell and wet
patch on the road!) and promptly repaired – Arlene has gained an almost second
sight as to when to offer help; when to ‘tut’ sympathetically – and when to head
off home in order to get a large drink well iced!!