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A great turnout for Ilkley’s Rally & Run!

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1 Ilkley Rugby Club

Raising funds for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity, over 90 cars turned out for last Sunday’s Ilkley Rally and Run, organised by Lessian Motors of Ilkley.

On the day, participants drove their vintage, classic, and performance cars over 100 miles of the Yorkshire Dales’ most remote and challenging roads – raising over £1,200 for charity.

Starting at 9.30 am, participants gathered at Ilkley Rugby club to sign-on and receive their route instructions. Navigating their way to Kettlewell, where a much needed refuel for the drivers and passengers saw traditional Yorkshire food consumed at the historic Blue Bell Inn.

After lunch, the route looped back to Ilkley via Hawes and Malham. The day ended with successful completion of the run by all the cars entered, returning to the Ilkley Rugby Club, where drivers and passengers enjoyed a BBQ and live music into the early evening from local bands Bullfrog Jones, Don O’Conner Band and Valkyrie.

Commenting on the success of the Rally and Run, Gerard Simpson, Director of Ilkley’s Lessian Motors and organiser of the run said: “Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training hearing dogs to alert deaf people to everyday household sounds and danger signals. It’s a very worthy cause, so we are delighted to have raised such a great amount. Donations are still coming in from the day, so we hope to increase the initial sum raised!

“I would like to thank everyone who helped make the run a great success, including all the people who helped organise the event, and the participants who gave up their time and money for such a worthy cause. With the excellent feedback we’ve had from the drivers this year, we’re really looking forward to next year’s Ilkley Rally and Run.”

Click here to find out more about the 2016 Rally & Run.

A class act!

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Riponian 2013

Apart from offering a full range of competitively priced, local servicing and repair work for all marques of vehicles, we also prepare a Ford Escort MkII RS2000 to run in selected UK wide rally events.

Contesting our first rally of the new season recently, the Riponian Stages event was a resounding success for the Lessian Motors Rally Team. Consisting of 12 forest stages in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, along with our rally team PR & marketing partner, GPM, we managed to complete the treacherous snow and ice covered stages to finish 3rd in class.

“The opening rally of the season was a real challenge, with eight out of the ten forest stages covered in sheet ice and snow.” said Graeme Powell, GPM’s director. “I’m very pleased with this opening result, it’s due in no small part to the technical knowledge, experience and many of hours of work that has gone into the preparation of the car by the Lessian Motors team.”

When the going gets tough…

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Lessian Motors Rally Car

When it comes to winning rallies, the adage of ‘To finish first, you must first finish’ was in clear evidence last weekend, when the Lessian Motors/GPM Rally Team took part in the Malton Forest Rally.

Prepared and maintained by Lessian Motors, the Lessian sponsored Ford Escort MkII RS2000 proved its stamina and reliability over the rally’s unusually rough, deeply routed and slippery North Yorkshire Moors forest tracks.

Testament to the high-level of technical knowledge and experience of Lessian’s engineers, the car managed to complete all 6 rally stages, while over 30 out of the 74 cars competing broke down in the tough conditions.

Whether taking part in a rally, or simply driving your car for pleasure or business,  you can be assured that Lessian Motors’ full range of competitively priced local servicing and repair work will ensure your vehicle lasts the distance!

Ripon Rally Success

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Lessian Riponian

You might be interested to know that apart from offering a full range of competitively priced, local servicing and repair work on all marques of vehicles, we also sponsor and prepare an Escort rally car.

Contesting our first rally of the new season recently, the first event was a resounding success for the Lessian Motors/GPM Rally Team.Run jointly with Ripon based PR & Marketing company, GPM, the 1976 Ford Escort MkII RS2000 will be competing on a number of forest rally events over the course over this year.

Driving the GPM Escort MkII RS2000 on the Riponian Rally, which consisted of 12 forest stages within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Graeme Powell, GPM’s Director, battled against 70 other crews, to finish first in class.

“Out of the 80 cars that started the event, just 45 cars managed to finish, proving that the rally was a real test of man and machine over the mixture of muddy, wet, and at times, deeply rutted gravel stages,” said Graeme. “I’m very pleased with this opening result. It’s a credit to the commitment, technical knowledge and experience devoted to the car by the Lessian Motors team.”

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