ORGANISERS of an annual stock car event in Greenfield are gearing up for their next meeting soon.

The 26th Annual Northern Stock Car Reunion gets off the grid on Saturday, October 5 at the Boarhurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, Greenfield, starting at 8pm.

Organisers, the Veteran Stock Car Association, are now attempting to contact as many drivers - past and present - their families, friends, mechanics, helpers, supporters and track officials in order to make it even better than last year's reunion.

In past years it has been well supported and is now advertised from Workington to Stoke-on-Trent and from Blackpool across to South Yorkshire.

VSCA northern committee member Keith Thompson said: "There must still be many more out there who haven’t yet been to, or heard about our Reunions. Maybe we could reach some of those through your article, as more often than not, there are – or were- Stock Car Racing venues close to the area covered by your newspaper.

"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."

There’s a quiz with prizes for the winning team and the team scoring least (the winners set the questions for the following year), a free draw for a bottle of whisky, a raffle, a fund-raising card and memorabilia displays.

Further information is available from Keith at 111 Pikes Lane, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 8EH, tel. 01457 865936, mobile 07980

149836, or e-mail Keith on