Monday, 16 July 2012

International AutoEcosse & the North of England

As I have been busy with a lot of TR7 and non TR7 related things lately, I haven’t got ‘round to update my weblog with a little write up on the International AutoEcosse and a walking holiday in the Dales and the Lake District. As ever the IAE was a top event, with some fabulous driving road covering a fair bit of Southern Scotland ...


As we arrived in the Yorkshire Dales in the week before the event we were able to spent a few days walking in the Dales, to enjoy the lovely scenery and weather ...








And of course walking makes very thirsty, so we had to pay regular visits to the pubs in the area !


But despite the beautiful scenery I couldn’t ignore this fine piece of machinery lurking behind one of the many barns in Wharfe Dale ...


On the Friday before the IAE we headed a bit further south to Kelbrook and the Old Stone Trough. Here we met up with several of the Club Triumph entrants for the IAE. There was some beer and a BBQ involved ...


And there was some tinkering on the cars ...


Next day saw a rather early breakfast at the OST, after which everyone headed North to Longtown for the start of the International AutoEcosse.


Well, some pictures just don’t work in black & white, so Team Shorts in action at Loch Lomond Shores in glorious colours ...


And in black & white:


The event itself was again a very nice drive over some great roads. Especially chasing the Heeley’s in their Opel Nova over the (rather deserted) Trossachs was absolutely brilliant. No pictures of that as my navigator was unable to keep the camera steady J.
After the IAE we headed down south again, this time for the South western part of the Lake District. Again to relax and do some more walking. Which meant crossing the Lake District diagonally. Some lovely roads there. It’s a shame that they are far too crowded, especially in the heart of the Lakes. But there were some quieter bits, like this stretch of Kirkstone Pass.


Although the weather wasn't as nice as the first week I didn't need my wet weather gear. Which is always nice in England.





And I found out that the old workshop in Broughton-In-Furness, where my DHC was repaired many, many years ago, still was in business. Although it looked rather sad ...


Luckily our accommodation looked much better ....



Sadly all good things come to an end ...


2 comments:

Patrick said...

bonjour ,
tr7 as no more secret for you and your "photographie" world is on the same great direction.
Ecosse is one of last magic place in europe and you prove it.
Good summer 2012
Tr7 Driver

Beans said...

Thx Patrick, Scotland and the North of England indeed are very beautiful.
And that the weather was rather fine certainly helped a lot there :-)