Full steam ahead for vintage vehicle event

NYMR Vintage Vehicle Weekend
NYMR Vintage Vehicle Weekend

It’s full steam ahead for NYMR’s 18th Vintage Vehicle Weekend, a motoring extravaganza.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has teamed up with a number of classic car and motorcycle owners and enthusiasts, to offer an event bringing iconic engines and motor vehicles together for one weekend.

The event will provide passengers with an added attraction, displays of historic vehicles at stations along the route at Levisham, Goathland and Grosmont.

Rail passengers will be able to experience the beauty, smell and sound of classic vehicles.

There will be many British marques from bygone days including Humber, Wolseley, Jowett, Triumph, Austin and BSA.

Several car clubs will also be on show including Allard, Ford Capri and Triumph Stag.

A heritage bus will operate from Pickering station giving free trips around the market town on both days.

Levisham station will host the miniature traction engines, alongside around 42 historic motorcycles and cars.

Live music will be giving visitors a flavour of the 50s, 60s and 70s with Shadows Music kicking off performances tomorrow and Jive Express on Sunday, from around 12noon-4pm each day.

A real ale tent will complete the activities and fun at Levisham.

Goathland station will showcase 55 vehicles, with a number of historic motorbikes on display too.

Motoring through the ages is the theme at Grosmont station, with 60 vehicles on show.

Volunteer organiser Ian Wolstencroft said: “For many it is certainly a trip down memory lane and a great day out.

“It wouldn’t be possible without the continued support from both the railway and the groups and individuals who make the event what it is.

“Together, they lovingly keep all of these forms of transport going, it is truly magnificent and a joy to see.”

The events will be held tomorrow and Sunday.