IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW BUT WHO YOU KNOW

Arriving at the truck stop, Trevor and I thought what a good turn out. Then we looked around at the people and the cars, we came to the conclusion they didn’t belong to P&P they were T.V.R & Mercs, going to Cleethorpes for Fish & Chips.
The Peaks and Pennines turn out was just as good, 11 cars, a lovely sunny day, so we all set off, picking 4 more cars up at J39 M1.
On the outskirts of Wakefield we soon got split up, 6 cars got cut off from the lead pack. So after a SatNav stop we made our way to the bikers cafe in Sherburn-in Elmet.
The gang had already got their cuppa & bacon butties.
Unfortunately we were 2 cars down. Sorry Richard & Eileen it was your first trip out with us. I hope you will give us another chance? also the Royal Blue MX-5
With no more problems we set off to the Royal Marines Base at Dishforth
The cars drove straight into the huge hanger and parked in front of four helicopters for a brilliant photo shoot.
(Trevor & myself left our car out side we didn’t want to take centre stage ) JOKE.
Burton got talking to John Earp, the MX-5 Owners Club’s Motor Sport Coordinator, a pilot based at Dishforth, he offering P&P members the chance to have their pictures in front of the helicopters, WOW! what a great honour (don’t the MX-5 ers get spoilt? )
IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW, ITS WHO YOU KNOW.
Thanks to John for giving our members a good few hours.
Taking longer than intended in the hanger their was not time to go to Fountains Abbey.
So a short trip into Ripon town centre, parking the cars, then looking for a place to eat, The Black Bull came into view, others taking a drink at JD Wetherspoon’s.
The Cathedral looked as good from the outside as it did from the inside.
Another trip out probably not as planned but still VERY enjoyable,
THANKS TO BURTON AND LESLEY.
Eileen

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