A RALLY for transport buffs has had to be scrapped because of a shortage of volunteers.
The Kirklees and Huddersfield Transport Rally will not take place this summer for the first time in more than 30 years.
Organiser Andrew Tindall said: “Efforts have been made to find an alternative organiser but, as of mid-February, without result.
“We are running out of people and there’s only so much you can load onto the same people all the time before it gets too much.
It seems to something that’s happening all over the country – there are fewer people volunteering now.
“Perhaps people are frightened about the blame culture that exists now – that if something goes wrong they will get the stick for it.
“It is a sad situation.”
The rally showcased classic cars, buses, lorries and motorcycles .
It was held at Greenhead Park until last year, when it moved to the car park at the Galpharm Stadium.
At least six people were needed to organise the rally and about 15 to help on the day.
Mr Tindall said: “The 2008 event was held for the first time at the Galpharm after many years at nearby Greenhead Park and was considered a great success.
“But a reduction in the number of volunteers available both on the day and in the build-up to the event led us reluctantly to decide to call a halt while we are still ahead.
“Our thanks to all who have supported the rally in the past.”