Calendar Sell Out!

We’re delighted to announce that yesterday evening we sold the last of our online stock Yorkshire Bears 2015 calendars to a very lucky gentleman in London.  We launched the calendar on the 11 October, and so it took us only a month to sell them all the online allocation, and calendars were sent to Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia. ...

Summer Selfie Contest – The Results

After numerous painstaking and time-consuming recounts (if we EVER see another hanging chad …) the Yorkshire Bears are pleased to finally announce the winners of their inaugural 2014 Summer Selfie Contest. The poll was tight with irregularities galore, but we filtered out the multi-voting stalkers as best we could to arrive at our top three. In third place, and winning ...

Furry Dice – Classic Car Ownership

So, you've decided you want to enter the realm of classic car ownership. That's the easy bit out of the way. Next come the much more complicated decisions... What to choose: You may already know what sort of car you want - perhaps something someone in your family had when you were growing up. Or something whose elegant lines appeal ...

Hairy Halloween

On Friday 31 December The Yorkshire Bears travelled Westwards to celebrate Halloween in style at Bradford’s newly refurbished Bar Uber, with the party moving eerily across the freshly-laid decking to Oscar's nightclub as the witching hour approached, to party on down to the fabulous tunes laid on by DJ Michael Desmond Brown, who somehow still managed to beatmix perfectly despite ...

The Yorkshire Bears Autumn/Winter Collection

From the catwalks of Paris to the runways of Rome, fashionistas worldwide have been relentlessly pestering the Yorkshire Bears for news of our Autumn/Winter collection. But we’ve kept it all under wraps to announce it here first: three brand new colour combinations to pair with your favourite bobble hat and mittens. Whether you’re snowboarding in the French Alps in a pair Oakley shades, or trudging around Rotherham town centre knee-deep in brown slush, these t-shirts will keep you looking smart all winter long.

Summer Selfie Voting Begins!

Yes, it’s time to vote in the Yorkshire Bears Summer Selfie Contest!

Our entire website crashed within five minutes of the polls opening last night, leading to fears that infamous hacker GeoHot had harnessed the 450,000 computer Srizbi Botnet to multivote for Disco Darren’s ‘Rave in the Caves’ summer selfie. After a detailed investigation, it turned out actually …

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Yorkshire Bears 2015 Calendar Now on Sale

Judging by the massive surge in website traffic we had over the weekend, (ten times more visits per day than usual, and more than twice our highest ever number of page views) there’s very few of you that will have missed this news, but just in case you did . . .

Furry Dice – Goodwood Revival Weekend

In a contrast to the winter that should surprise nobody, the summer months bring with them classic car shows all over the country and each year there seem to be more and more added to the calendar. Some are small local events, some are more regional and others are national or even events that go well beyond a mere classic ...

Yorkshire Bears do BearScots

What a weekend BearScots was!!! If you've never been, you really should try and make it one year - it's a brilliantly-organised event full of friendly blokes from across the globe. There's a full weekend of activities catering for everyone, but the highlight of the weekend must be the Saturday night in The Caves nightclub with hundreds of topless bears, ...

Yorkshire and the Tudors Part I: Henry VII and Yorkshire

This month’s piece is the first in a series of related articles called “Yorkshire and the Tudors”. The series will celebrate the way that Yorkshire has maintained its northern roots and strength throughout the roller coaster of a ride known as the Tudor era. The series will be in three parts and will highlight various places throughout Yorkshire. Yorkshire has ...

Five things Godzilla can teach us about being human . . . (yeah really)

Ok, so we all have those moments where we feel like we’ve lost our way, like we have no purpose and aren’t quite sure where we fit in, in this 7.46 billion piece puzzle. So what do we do about it? Do we sit down and cry into a bucket of ice cream large enough to fit our head in…

Furry Dice – West Coast Meet

The power of a shared interest can be an amazing thing. Last year, as part of the group's 25th anniversary celebrations, the Gay Classic Car Group was hosting "Eurotour" - an annual long-weekend somewhere in Europe for the gay car clubs throughout the continent. It turned out to be a great event with an amazing selection of cars from all ...

Grizzly Gifts

Grizzly Gifts started in 2012 as a vague idea in my head that there might be a market for selling bear themed mugs. I saw lots of people selling T-shirts, but no-one really seemed to be aiming many other products at the bears. I wanted to do something that was by a bear, for bears. My first design was a …

Mad Bear Beach 2014

The Yorkshire Bears' privately chartered helicopter touches down on the landing pad atop the Fuengirola Burger King, and the little bloke from 'Coach Trip' ducks under the slowing rotors to welcome us to Spain. A Beeston boy himself, he'd monitored our arrival from his mountain-top mansion through a pair of long-range night-vision goggles and was keen to provide us with ...

Summer in the Garden

Good Day Bears. Hope you are all enjoying these long hot summer days and more importantly enjoying time in the garden whether you are dining alfresco or simply looking back and enjoying the fruits of your labour. There are a vast array of plants in full bloom at the moment from Echinacea, Euphorbias, Penstemons, Agapanthus, Verbenas, Rudbeckias and Veronicas to ...
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Furry Dice – The NSU Ro80

After trips to France and Britain for the last two columns, this month it's off to Germany for a look at another innovative car from the annals of history - the NSU Ro80, along with its unconventional Wankel rotary engine. Many of you may never even have heard of NSU (stop chortling at the back please); the company was founded ...

How To Train Your Pet Beard

I've had a beard for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was old enough to desperately cling to the teen tash and scrappy goat hairs that sprung from my otherwise rotund childish face. The voracity of my testosterone (or desperation) was such that for a while, I was the only pupil in high school rocking facial hair. ...
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Rob B’s Top 10 free iPad Apps

Find yourself bored out of your brains on those long tedious train journies with nothing to do to pass the time? Rob B. certainly does - but at least he's getting paid for it. For the rest of us, here's his Top Ten list of free iPad apps. No. 10 - Falling Fred This game feature a little fella called ...