The Oily Rag concept, at least in the motoring world, has been pioneered and championed by our friends at The Automobile magazine, who not only own an enviable collection of Oily Rags themselves, but each year organise a celebratory run for unrestored pre-1960 cars in a different area of the UK.
This year, on Sunday, 28th September, the fourth Oily Rag Run will take place in picturesque North Yorkshire. The starting point is the famous Old Swan hotel in Harrogate with a gentle meander through quiet roads in unspoilt surroundings to the home of the Ward brothers, Daniel and Toby, who are opening their private collection of important mostly early vehicles, with a further even less well known collection the destination in the afternoon.
The big attraction of the run, other than the rare chance to see these very private collections, is the opportunity to meet other connoisseurs of entirely original machines, followers of the Oily Rag philosophy who most likely don’t own a bottle of polish between them.
If you would like to join the run send an email with details of your car to email@example.com before the end of August