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Maserati Car Club Visit

This week only we are having a pleasure of welcoming members of the Maserati Car Club. Pictures will follow on our facebook page, soon.

The Maserati Club was formed in 1972 when a group of enthusiastic owners decided that they could not be alone in sharing a passion for these cars. An advertisement was placed the motoring press and a meeting was held at “The In On The Park” in Park Lane London. Those present decided that it was a good idea and formed the club and promptly elected a committee!
Through the years the club has gradually evolved from being predominantly concerned with the older racing Maseratis. Through to its current form where a large proportion of the members own the more recent Biturbo cars. This is natural given the finite number of the early cars and the increasing number of the newer cars. Over time I am sure that this balance will again shift to the 3200GT as production increases to meet demand. 
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Swans: Albert, Victoria and kids

Photos taken by a customer last weekend.  9 swans nearly as big as parents.

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Baby Swans

Lovely to see the beautiful swan family with cygnets outside the Baby Swan restaurant in this photograph taken by a guest at the Rendezvous Hotel recently.

Cycle star unveiled gallery of successes at the Rendezvous Hotel

Cycling legend Brian Robinson, the first British winner of the Tour de France in 1958 and the first Briton to complete the famous race, was at the Rendezvous Hotel for the unveiling of a photo gallery based around his sporting achievements.

The gallery includes a host of photographs, documentation and newspaper cuttings from over the course of his great cycling career, and Mr Robinson, now 83, was there to discuss his experiences first hand.

Mr Robinson, two of whose grandchildren race, said: ‘It is fantastic really, they’ve done a great job. It is something I never expected – I’ve had two careers since then. It was what I wanted to do as a young man and I did it, then settled down to marriage, business and retirement – it has all been pretty good.’

The first Briton to finish the Tour de France in 1955 and the first three years later to win a stage, Mr Robinson shot back into public consciousness decades into retirement from the sport, becoming a figurehead for Welcome to Yorkshire’s staging of the Grand Depart last year.

He was back in the saddle six weeks after he was knocked off his bike by a car driver last year, fracturing his collar bone, ribs and puncturing a lung.

Peter Proctor, the 1961 British Road Racing Champion was also there to speak and offer his support to his friend since their National Service days together.

Also, Welcome to Yorkshire’s Chief Executive Gary Verity was also in attendance. This co-incides with the Rendezvous Hotel’s unveiling of 16 new rooms entitled the ‘Tour de France Block’ to celebrate the country’s staging of the Grand Depart when the famous cycle race passed through the town last year.

Brian was the first British person to win a stage of the Tour de France

Brian Robinson, the first British winner of a stage of the Tour de France, will be at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton on Tuesday 16th June 2015 from 12pm for the unveiling of a gallery based around his sporting achievements.

The gallery will include a host of memorabilia, documentation and newspaper cuttings from over the course of Brian’s great cycling career and he will be there discussing his experiences first hand.

Peter Proctor, 1961 British Road Racing Champion will be there to speak and offer his support to his great friend Brian after they met and cycled together in the army during their national service and Welcome to Yorkshire’s Chief Executive, Gary Verity, will also be in attendance.

Brian, who still cycles weekly with a group of friends, will then be taking part in a photo shoot before a celebratory lunch is served.

The Rendezvous Hotel will also be unveiling 16 new rooms that will be called the Tour de France, to celebrate the county’s staging of the ‘grandest ever Grand Départ’ when the famous cycle race passed through the town in 2014.

Watch the Brian Robinson gallery unveiling