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Area Report - Windscreen May/June Issue 160
Spring in Yorkshire is officially here, when it’s “Crank Up” rally time in York. Back in traditional spot in the Eye of York, after last year’s alternative Tower Gardens location. Giving the Yorkshire Museum an outdoor attraction once more. The Yorkshire “Crank Up” is one of our area’s best attended annual events, this year attracting 65 vehicles, which whilst down on previous years, is still an impressive number, considering that many of our members from West Yorkshire were attending Farsley’s wartime weekend event. Brian and team collect many of the inbound members and form one a special MV convoy into York, it’s a sight to see.
Dry weather over the Bank Holiday Sunday was a bonus and whilst too windy for the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight from RAF Coningsby to get up in the air that day, but we did have a surprise flypast from a vintage military aircraft. Passenger Andy Wood, armed with his trusty telephoto lens, took a number of aerial shots of the event.


Us Yorkshire folk being a such friendly tykes, we’re always delighted to see our friends from Tees-side and North East Areas making a special trip to support our first run. We were delighted to welcome the numerous photographers, including a journalist and photographer from Classic Military Vehicle, military veterans who enjoy seeing this classics from various periods running in their full glory. Of course, the many visitors to the city who enjoyed this bonus attraction. So maybe next year don’t be shy; come and drive in to say hello.

By the time this report arrives with you in June, we will have attended many our favourite events or will be just about to happen, so a few lines for those thinking of traveling northwards to hook up with us, do check out our area website for a list of our events. 

The biggest show in the North is now undoubtedly, the Yorkshire Wartime Experience Weekend held in early July. The YWE was founded and managed by a number of our members, amongst them Stuart Wright who remains an avid collector and restorer of WW2 classics, the latest addition to his collection is a rare 1943 US Buffalo water bowser,  reportedly the only complete one in England at this time. See it in action in July.