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Area Report - Windscreen January/February Issue 158
Whilst the December short daylight hours may prevent some of our members venturing out too far with their pride and joy, that said many of our Yorkshire members still get involved in community events and keep those wagons rolling. 

The Dales Jeep Run was a beautiful day out with plenty of iconic Yorkshire countryside and well chosen quieter roadways, down hill and dale, with plenty of stops along the way to take in a heritage railway and scenic village public houses. Not to forget a late lunch at Elaine's Tea rooms in the hamlet of Feizor, north of Settle, if you don’t know the area – it’s really worth the trip, Jeep or no Jeep!
Simon & Debbie Balding have been helping Santa out and fundraising too when they answered the call to come to the aid of a kids Christmas party at a Bradford football club. As Rudolph and his friends were saving themselves for their big night out, they took over and brought Father Christmas to the party in their WC54 Ambulance. The Dodge now specially kitted out as a mobile grotto, arriving in festive style and with sirens summoning the kids to come out and see Santa. 50 families enjoyed seeing Santa in his special grotto
Apparently Santa needed “Thirst Aid” after his road trip – maybe we’ll recruit him as an MVT member yet.

December’s area meeting always draws a capacity attendance and allows us all to catch up and share our parts wish lists ( but maybe too late to send them in to Santa! ). Our traditional Pie & Peas supper and charity raffle and the now legendary Brian Fox’s hosted game of “Higher or Lower” added to the overall excitement. 

December 27th saw the Yorkshire Christmas Cracker Run, which as is usual was a morning meeting with a gentle run through the countryside ending up with a civilized spot of lunch before everyone heading back to the Christmas Telly. This annual treat once again organized by Brian Slingsby, the run out was some 35 miles – a none too shabby activity to blow away those festive cobwebs, so here’s to another classic motoring year.

Paul Mayo