Colin Wright RIP

From Robert Newlove:

I have been advised that Colin Wright has passed away in The Cottingham Nursing home aged 84. I’m afraid that only our older members will know him, he was a past club  magazine editor and a member of the famous  “Green Men” marshalling team, together with Les Coulson and  Bob Simpson, sadly no longer with us. This leaves Graham Hudson as the only remaining Green Man, although Mike Kitchen is still under apprenticeship.

I will advise funeral arrangements when I get them


Tyres for sale (in memory of Gavin Heseltine)

From Paul (Fred) Pattison:

I have not been a member of NHMC for some years having moved away from the area.

I am aware of the sad passing of Gavin Heseltine, I knew him through my eldest brother from his time in Young Farmers through to joining NHMC.

I have four forest tyres left over from my Mk 1 Cortina – if someone in the club would purchase them I will give the money to the British Heart Foundation in Gavin’s memory.

They are two Dunlop SP sport 165/80 r13 unused and two 165/13sportway with minimal use.

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Maurice Colley RIP – Funeral Arrangements

From Robert Newlove:

I have been asked to send out the funeral arrangements for Maurice.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Thursday 26th August at 1.30pm Chanterlands Crematorium in the large chapel.

There will not be a wake afterwards due to Valerie recovering from a major operation and currently undergoing chemotherapy. She has been advised not to mix closely with people due of course to Covid.


Johny Ruddock, RIP

From Robert Newlove:

Just thought I would circulate this , I am sure some of our members knew Johnny


Sent: 29 November 2020 10:06

Ladies and Gentlemen

Further to my email informing you that Johnny Ruddock, well known York Motor Club member and successful Classic Rally, Mk1 Escort driver, sadly passed away peacefully in his sleep, at home, early on the morning of Thursday 19th November.

Johnny’s funeral is to take place on Thursday the 10th December, 1pm at York Crematorium. The cortege will leave The Easingwold Market place, Chapel of rest and drive via Tholthorpe (village green) and Tollerton (village green), then turn left in Tollerton to pause at Johnny’s house, Cross lanes Cottage at the Huby / Tollerton crossroad on the A19, then turning right to York. The Crematorium will be approached presumably via the A1237 York Ring Road, London Bridge and Sim Balk Lane.

Local people are planning to line the route in Tholthorpe and Tollerton and it is suggested that Johnny’s “York Motor Club” friends could show their respect outside the Crematorium, or the route to it, a turnout of competition cars would be appreciated.

Derek Slater RIP

From Robert Newlove:

Some of you will remember Derek from the Road Rally dys




It is with extreme sadness I have to share the news that Derek Slater, RLO for West Yorkshire, Club Secretary of Wakefield and  District Motorsports Club and long time member of the ANCC Management Group, passed away on Monday. Our thoughts are with Jean and his Family.

Best regards
Chris Woodcock
Association of Northern Car Clubs Ltd