A POPULAR annual classic vehicle gathering is being staged again.

The event takes place at Keighley Rugby Union Football Club, Utley, on Sunday, July 9.

All proceeds go to the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice, Manorlands.

The gathering returned in 2022 after an enforced break due to the pandemic, and is now in its ninth year.

A wide range of classic vehicles will be on show once again, including some from the Craven Old Wheels Society, Dales Historic Vehicle Club, Chevin Motor Club and XR Owners Club.

There will also be classic tractors, plus exhibits from Keighley Bus Museum Trust and many vehicles from individual owners.

Other attractions will include Taylor's Amusements, and stalls selling a variety of products.

And ferret racing is also lined up as part of the entertainment programme.

Food and drink will be available via the rugby club.

Vehicle owners wishing to exhibit can just turn up on the day, without pre-booking. The cost is £5 per vehicle, irrespective of the number of occupants.

Admission for the public is by donation, with £5 per person recommended.

All expenses are covered by the organisers, Tony and Cathy Anderton.

They say: "It is a non-profit event. As classic vehicle owners ourselves, we thought it would be a good idea to put on a show for charity so decided that we wouldn't take a single penny from the day's takings. Therefore expenses such as for fliers, banners and public liability insurance come out of our pockets.

"The event is friendly and relaxed. There is no judging, which makes the day better in our opinion, but there will be a 'thank you' rosette awarded to the first 150 vehicles to arrive, kindly sponsored by Mike at MJM AutoFab & Bodyshop.

"In the past we have had a flyover by an aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, but this year we managed to miss the application cut-off date which was disappointing!".

Gates will open for exhibitors from 8am, and the event starts at 10am.

Visitors are asked to note that the club has a no dogs policy.

Further information about the event can be obtained by emailing Mr Anderton on andertontony@yahoo.co.uk.

Manorlands supports patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families at the hospice and in the community.

All services are free to patients and their loved ones, but it costs over £10,000 a day to keep the hospice doors open.