Sunday was Father’s Day at Castle Howard and was an excuse to have a classic car rally and why not? I took my Mercedes SL500 Silver Arrow all nice and clean and polished.

Travelling across country on a warm, if not hot, June Sunday morning was a joy until arriving at Castle Howard where there was a traffic jam where everybody tried to get on to the North Meadow at the same time. That apart it was a great day meeting other enthusiasts. I had hardly got out of the car when I was met by Simon and Sue who went to the tango classes at High Royds in Menston. Now that was a surprise. I was pleased to see the West Yorkshire Triumph Stag group who were there in force as well as the MGs. Helen Morris was there with her son in her immaculate MG RV8. Very Nice.

Whatever happened in the South Meadow in the arena seemed almost another separate event but the tea room and ice cream vans were very busy all day. Wonderful day, friendly people, lovely cars and fantastic back drop.