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North West Group Annual Display 2003


MANCHESTER AND NORTH WEST GROUP OF THE STANDARD MOTOR CLUB

ANNUAL DISPLAY EVENING WOODTHORPE HOTEL, PRESTWICH, MANCHESTER, THURSDAY, 26th JUNE, 2003                                    



A 1936 Standard 12 


View of the gathering



Thomas Taylor and his award for the 1934 Standard 10

The Group held its annual Display Evening at the Woodthorpe Hotel, Prestwich, Manchester on the 26th June, 2003. Entries well exceeded last year’s numbers with 32 vehicles on display. Nine Standards were entered and three Triumphs with the remaining entries in the Open Class.

Thomas Taylor, a long standing member of the Standard Motor Club won the award of merit for the best Standard or Triumph with his 1934 Standard 10 WH 5287 and A. Brown took the merit award in the Open Class for his 1959 Vauxhall Cresta PDB 189. A prize was presented to each winner by the Group’s Organiser, Bryan Jones.

One of the highlights of the evening was the attendance at the display of Dave Haddock’s superb Yelloways Coach that had been converted into a Yelloways museum. Dave has spent many years collecting Yelloways memorabilia and he has a fantastic collection of items associated with this well known holiday coach company which was based at Rochdale until it ceased trading in the 1980’s. Many of the visitors to the Display Evening had traveled with Yelloways on holidays and said that the visit to the museum had brought back many happy nostalgic memories for them.

The weather for the evening was glorious and the event was voted an outstanding success by those who attended. The Group also enlisted a number of new members during the evening.

Any recently enrolled members of the Standard Motor Club who live in the Manchester and North West area are invited to join the Manchester Group and will be given a warm welcome. Please contact Bryan on (0161) 483 7121 or by E-mail Bedabrammerjones@aol.com

Bryan Jones, Group Organiser