Captivating Yorkshire scenery, thrilling off-road driving and of course the warmest hospitality were showcased to Land Rover Defender devotees from as far away as the Netherlands in an exclusive four-day road trip around the county with Defender specialist Twisted.
The second Yorkshire 300 trip – a 300-mile round trip of the county – saw a convoy of 15 Twisted Land Rover Defender vehicles and their owners, including extreme endurance adventurer Sean Conway behind the wheel of his own Colonel Mustard, take in the very best Yorkshire has to offer.
The convoy took in the views from the UK’s highest inn, enjoyed a tour of the Black Sheep Brewery and had the opportunity to drive the Buttertubs Pass, described by Jeremy Clarkson as ‘England’s only truly spectacular road’.
The journey began at Twisted HQ in Thirsk and went on to visit Lake Semerwater, Coniston Cold and marvel at the stunning views from the Cow and Calf rocks at Ilkley.
There was also a visit to renowned Yorkshire racing legend Ginetta, which produces hand-built road and race cars from its state-of-the-art factory just outside Leeds, before convening at Bowcliffe Hall, which hosts regular Sunday Meets, club days and driving events.
In total, the event raised £400 for Variety Yorkshire, a charity who provide mobility aid to Yorkshire children.
Twisted Automotive Managing Director Charles Fawcett said: “We were so happy to be able to run the Yorkshire 300 again after last year’s inaugural event, it really is the highlight of our year.
“As avid Defender fans, nothing beats seeing the vehicles out in the Yorkshire countryside. Being able to share our love for Yorkshire with our Twisted family is fantastic, it really is an incredible sight when all 15 vehicles are travelling across the Dales together.”
4th June 2019