by Paul Sweeney
I have news for those interested in the fate of the late, great Ian Hope's amazing British car collection. I was contacted this week by Perry, one of Ian's nephews.
Perry is one of three trustees appointed by Ian to manage his affairs. Perry told me that whilst the museum is currently closed to visitors, he and the other trustees intend honouring Ian's memory by doing their best to preserve his collection intact.
There is much to do - not least making the premises safer for the public - and there are already generous offers of help and support coming in from the classic car fraternity. One very caring individual has even offered to buy the entire collection and maintain it as a museum in the same location in the event the trustees conclude that running it is too much for them.
Currently there is no timeline for reopening, but whilst there is much to work through, it's looking a little more hopeful. Watch this space - I will post updates as and when I hear more in the coming weeks and months.
by Gar Cole
Driving tour - Saturday 23 November 2019, Yorkshire
To celebrate Bernard Owens ' our groups elder sage ' 80th birthday and to break up the long winter months we have decided to do a scenic drive during November along the stunning Yorkshire Moors.
Starting from the Cross Keys Hotel in Upsall, we will cross the Moors to Pickering Station, explore the local attractions, drive on from there to Goathland, whose village and station featured in Heartbeat and the Harry Potter films.
From here we will take the coastal road down to Whitby for an organised Fish and Chip lunch, finally a visit to Whitby Abbey ruins for photos with our cars before returning to the hotel.
Expect the weather to be bitterly cold, all vehicles welcome on this tour either classic or modern. You are welcome to just join us for the Saturday drive or if you prefer some of us are staying the weekend at the Cross Keys Inn near Guisborough Friday and Saturday night.
It is free to book through booking.com and you pay at the hotel, you can cancel free of charge up to 24hrs before check-in if we have to cancel due to snow.
Feeling brave? Then see you there! 😀
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