Car & Motorcycle Rally at Cropton – August 2013

On Sunday 18th August 2013 a gathering of vintage cars and motorcycles took place in the Cropton Village Hall field. There was an early rain shower, but the weather was very kind after that and an excellent number of vehicles turned up at the rally.

There was a large turnout of motorcycles which included a fair number of Harley Davidsons, plus a good contingent of British vintage bikes. Amongst the large display of old cars was a Fraser Nash, a Model T Ford, an E.Type Jaguar, Lagonda and an XK120 Jaguar. The “guess the weight” of the Cortina competition was won by a visitor from Leeds, who was staying on a campsite in Pickering.

Inside the village hall there was a display by the Cropton Heritage Group, a bric-a-brac stall, a book stall, tombola and delicious home-made refreshments. Outside the hall the visitors were entertained by the Rosedale Swing Band, which added to the great atmosphere of the rally. The event raised over £1,200 for village hall funds.

Many thanks must go to the organizers, Angela and Graham Carter, the exhibitors that brought their vehicles and to everyone that helped with this event – it seems to grow year by year. Thank you to Brian Wright and Graham Carter for sending their photos. It is hoped that all visitors enjoyed themselves!

It was very busy!

Spectators at Cropton Vintage Rally - Village Hall Cropton near Pickering on 18 August 2013
An early arrival at the Cropton rally – complete with back-seat passenger.

Vintage vehicles at Cropton Rally in August 2013

It was good to see this fantastic old American truck at the rally!

Vintage Truck at Cropton Car & Motorcycle Rally

The exhibitors soon found a place in the village hall field

Line up of vintage cars at Cropton gathering of old cars and motorbikes

What a brilliant show of Harley Davidsons this year!

Harley Davidson Motorbikes at Cropton Vintage Rally 2013

Our local spectators were enjoying looking at the cars!

Cropton locals enjoying the vintage car rally
There were plenty of motorbikes for the spectators to see!

Exhibitors at Cropton Vintage Rally August 2013

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