WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE: The 50th East Coast Run
How it all began...
The creation of the East Coast Run is down to a few bus and coach enthusiasts, who in 1968 formed Humberbus, the first active preservation group in the East Riding, later changing the name to the Humberside Transport Group in 1973. The first Run took place in 1968, limited to buses only, and it wasn't until the formation of the Hull branch of the YTCC that cars were allowed to participate. The Humberside Transport Group ran the Run for some 36 years, but alas, membership levels of the Group proved problematic as there were too few members to help stage it.
In 2005, the last remaining organisers of the East Coast Run approached the EYTCC with the intention of passing the running of the event on. Thankfully, the EYTCC took up the mantle, and instead of being consigned to the history books, the East Coast Run continues to thrive as one of the halo events in the EYTCC show calendar.
The 50th East Coast Run will be held on Sunday 10th June 2018. This event always attracts many entrants, with 700 vehicles making the trip last year. Not to mention the thousands of spectators, at East Park or Sewerby, or even lining the route. The event is open to Buses, Commercials, Military and Emergency Vehicles, Historic and Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Stationary Engines and Tractors. Members vehicles must be 15 years old or older for members and 20 or older for non-mem to be accepted into the run.
The route starts at East Park, Holderness Road (A165), Hull (Postcode HU8 8JU) and proceeds over 30 miles of East Yorkshire's finest countryside to Sewerby Fields, Sewerby Road, Sewerby near Bridlington (Postcode YO15 1ER.) Vehicles may assemble in East Park from 9:30AM to 11:00AM. The route plans will be handed out upon arrival at East Park. Any vehicles wishing not to take part in the run may proceed direct to Sewerby Fields.
This event is a non-competitive road run over 30 gentle miles. The display area at Sewerby has a beautiful view of Bridlington and the bay. Food and drink outlets will be attending, and there will also be an auto-jumble (applications for stalls welcome).
Trophies are awarded to the winners of the various classes at Sewerby. The registration fees per vehicle are:
Pre-entered EYTCC member: £5.00
Pre-entered non-member: £6.00
ALL entries on the day: £7.00
All entrants will receive a commemorative plaque and programme.
Organisers told CMM: "The East Coast Run has been one of the principal events in the East Yorkshire show calendar, and now in its 50th year shows no sign of slowing. The EYTCC will continue to provide the wherewithal and organisation to host this event, as well as devoting time and energy to its expansion. The Run already attracts large numbers of entrants, who bring with them many of the finest examples of historic vehicles East Yorkshire (and beyond) has to offer. This, coupled with the thousands of people who turn up to look at our cars, wave them off from East Park and warmly receive them at Sewerby, has helped cement the East Coast Run in the East Yorkshire show scene for many years to come."
For more details visit: https://eytcc.uk/events-calendar/eytcc-50th-east-coast-run-for-historic-...
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