The Yorkshire Motors meets have been on my list for quite some time now. I finally managed to make it over to the Barnsley College meet a few weeks ago and it did not disappoint. Getting into the main car park, had proved to be more difficult than I first thought. A combination of google maps taking me down all the back roads and my lack of patience with waiting for my phone to catch up with the car.
After eventually finding the right road, I made my way into an absolutely packed car park. This was only 7:30 and the meet was already in full swing. True to form when I pulled into the car park, I immediately went the wrong way. Just when it looked like I had boxed myself in, the admin walked over and moved a few cars to make sure there was a clear path for everyone to get through. Once parked up I had a good look around at the range of cars on show.
Admittedly, I am a bit of a sucker for the rat look. For me, there is something quite nostalgic about it. It is always fun to see how people approach a car build with a budget in mind and the creative solutions they have during the build. The paint job is very marmite, but I like the car as a whole. To me, it is just one of those cars that make you smile.
On the other end of the spectrum, we have this Audi, bagged, polished and some sweet wheels. This type of show car amazes me, having the dedication to see an expensive project through is tough. Most cars are rolling money pits at the best of times but adding air ride to your car is a whole new level of money pit. There is so much that can go wrong with them but the end result as you can see justifies the effort.
While I was mooching around the Yorkshire Motors meet, there was a couple of things that struck me, the first being the range of cars. As you’ve seen this ranged from the rat look right the through to some seriously well-kept prestige cars and everything in between. The second was a number of women that had brought their cars to the meet. It is great to see the scene as a whole becoming more diverse, it brings new ideas and a greater variety of cars to the meets. It can only be a good thing in my opinion.
The third thing that surprised me, was the sheer amount of people who had come without a car, just to look around the meet. This was in part, I think due to the location Yorkshire Motors have chosen.But none the less still makes for a lively meet.
The combination of three carparks with a central road through them is a great location. But it also lends itself to a platform for people to show off, with the crowd being as large as it was. It must have been a tall order for the admin to keep that section of the meet under control. In my opinion, they did a good job and the meet looked like a success. My only criticism would be lighting, but that is more to do with the time of year rather than Yorkshire Motors.
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