Otley Vintage Transport Extravaganza
Knotford Nook, Pool Road, Otley, LS21 1EA
10:00 am - 4:00pm
1934 - 2023
The well known garage proprietor and Vintage Vehicle restorer Colin Pitt has passed away on Thursday 14th September 2023 at the age of 88.
He was the main sponsor of the Otley Vintage Transport Extravaganza for over 20 years and did not only just help us store the equipment for the event, but contributed by paying the rent for the fields, transporting equipment down to the event and coming to help on the day.
His red and green wagons were always the first vintage vehicles on the field and always the last ones off on Sunday night.
Had it not been for his help and support with the O.V.T.E. it would not have gone on so long and raised so much money for deserving causes.
Below is a reprint of the article 'The End of The Road, The Passing of an Era' from our 2019 programme marking his retirement.
Knotford Nook, Pool Road (A659), Otley LS21 1EA.
Driving from Otley/Ilkley
Drive through Otley on the A659 towards Pool-in-Wharfedale. We are in the fields on the left hand side after Otley Garden Centre (formerly Stephen H Smiths).
Driving from Pool/Harrogate
Follow the signs for Otley. Turn down the A659 (where the shell garage is) and follow the road round towards Otley. We are on the right hand side after the turning for the water works.