VETERAN stock car racers are gearing up for their 25th annual reunion.

The Annual Northern Stock Car Reunion takes place on Saturday, October 6, starting at about 8pm at the Boarshurst Band Club in Greenbridge Lane, Greenfield.

The original event, run by the Veterans Stock Car Association, should have been held in early March this year, but had to be cancelled due to bad weather conditions, including snow.

The Association says it is always trying to contact as many drivers – past and present – as possible, as well as families, friends, mechanics, helpers, supporters and track officials as possible.

“All our previous reunions have been very well supported and the event is now advertised from Workington down to Stoke-on-Trent and from Blackpool across to South Yorkshire,” a spokesman said.

“However, there must still be many more out there who haven’t yet been to, or heard about our reunions.

“Most of the sport’s top northern stars have attended at some time or other, it’s a chance to renew old acquaintances in the friendliest of atmospheres, watch some of professional cameraman Ray Liddy’s archive film which goes back to the 1970s and generally have a good night out. And it’s free.”

Further information can be obtained from Steve Hayward, by calling 07816 437780 or email