FORD enthusiast Andy Ellis is celebrating organising a successful day at Tennant’s Auctioneers in Leyburn when the Tennant’s Retroford meeting saw nearly £700 raised for a local charity.

With a good turn out of fellow enthusiasts who brought their various cars to display, altogether a total of £671.20 was raised for the Breast Cancer Charity at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.

Andy said: “I'd like to thank Kevin Brown and his crew for their help in the car park along with Nigel Shaw and Ed Baldwin. A big thank you to my wife June for sorting the raffle and also to local businesses who supplied us with raffle prizes. A special mention of thanks to Rodney and Ali Tennant for allowing us to hold this meet.”

Local companies who donated prizes included Argos, Barkers Northallerton, Lewis & Cooper, Poppit's Baby Boutique, Shildon Locomotion Museum, Hambleton District Council, Tesco, Bettys, Gazmatic International, Bedale Motor Factors, Masons of Yorkshire, Retro Ford Magazine, Steven Handley, John Waide, Steve Saxty, Diane Brown & Kevin, Chris Hodgson and a very kind donation from Ford Taunus Club, GB (Royster Townsend).

Croft Touring Car tickets on sale

With the Government’s roadmap now allowing larger crowds at outdoor events, Croft Circuit is gearing up to welcome fans in numbers back to the remaining race meetings this season.

There are a number of club meetings before the showcase Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship makes its annual visit to the region on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 for a blockbuster weekend of action. including a full support championship package which includes many local drivers and teams.

Advance tickets for the meeting, along with all others at Croft this season are now on sale at discounted prices whilst stocks last. See or call 01325 721815.