Sunday show and shine day
I may get very controversial in this write up as I feel quite strongly about this Run being called the Street Rod Nats.... You may of noticed my total lack of calling it thus in the previous days write ups... that was intentional. As I looked round the cars there, there were some very nice Street Rods in attendance... but to label it the Street Rod Nat's"in my humble opinion that is" is wrong. As there was more std Yanks and late model stuff than Street Rods and lots of bog stock cars to...
I can always remember reading in Custom Car in the late or mid 70's how they thought it a joke also. I thought them very harsh as in them days street rods in the Uk where very thin on the ground, now they are not. There are enough Rods in the UK now to have a proper Street Rod Nats.. you only have to go to the Supernats (NSRA) to see that.
Now I am not knocking this run or the NASC who do an amazing job of putting on this event, it is one awesome event and great fun without any doubt what so ever... but the name Street Rod Nat's is wrong, very wrong. Street Machine Nat's yeah... NASC Nat's yeah, or what ever but not Street Rod Nats..
For some obscure reason the NASC have registered the rights to the Name Street Rod Nat's so it cant be used by the NSRA even if they wanted to....
Well that's how I feel and I feel better now for saying it and if I get stick for these views then so be it, sometimes you need to stand up and be counted, so here I stand to be counted ;o) The Street Rod Nat's should be the name of the NSRA Supernats 100% in my opinion and a new name given for the this event.
Right on with the show ;o)
I got up after a good lay in, had some breaky and took the Truck to the show field after a quick wipe over with a chamois leather couldn't be arsed waxing it, it looked good enough though, even if I say so myself, oh and it was raining so I couldn't wax it anyway. I aint arsed about trophies anyway, they just cause bad feeling in my view, (fuk I am getting controversial eh) I think maybe I feel I have earned the right to a view on my chosen hobby/wayoflife now I have completed my own project.
When I eventually got to the show field/s I was amazed how full they were already. It was about 11am, there were cars everywhere with every style you could imagine.
I didn't want to be stuck out in the outer fields, so drove down to the end and parked on the main field which looked full. Gaz Potts who is the harmonica player in the Cadillac kings drove in with me and Pudzz in his 32 coupe and parked by us. We had a bit of a crack mainly me telling him how great his band is "suckarse" I got a complimentary CD of their set for being a big fan ;o) I can well recommend it for anyone who likes their cruising music with a rocking beat. I must admit I mostly listen to AC-DC when in the truck but the Caddy Kings will have some air time to as they are cool
I think it should be one field or section for those who want their cars to be judged in the show and other sections for those just wanting to show their cars off and not be judged... as it was hard work looking round trying to find the style and type of car I like. They were just mixed up all over from a stock British classic car to a bog stock Yank and many late model yank stuff to and then some nice Rods or Customs hidden in-between. it was a hotch potch of stuff everywhere and proper hard work.
Had a few walks round the fields and enjoyed looking at many of the cars there and the trade stands even if it was pizzing down most of the time.
Not much else to say really about the show day just it was massive some shyte some not so and some very very nice stuff to, and some I am not to sure they should be there types to.. One thing that made me think the separate sections for show cars and none show cars was when talking with one eminent magazine photographer who said the same as me, sometimes you want to photograph a cool car but the one next to it that will be in the frame aswell, aint so cool if ya know what I mean.. me I had a stock as a rock boring Austin Maxi (1800) parked next to me.. now I aint no snob so don't get me wrong and if he thinks his car is cool then it is... but not so at a Custom er Street Rod err show (yeah yeah I know mine aint no street rod either) but ya know what I mean... fuk am I getting up my self?? I really hope not... Just it has to be modified surely to earn its right to be on the show field at a so called Street Rod show event?
Me, Pudzz his wife Sue, and me old mate Wally and his wife decided to go out for our evening meal and they also wanted to fill up with juice. We drove down to the Sainsbury's just down the road and found a few Rods and yanks dotted about, and the garage forecourt was blocked of with bollards. Turned out that they cant have people filling up with fuel when they are restocking the tanks, health and safety.... what is this country coming to, I hardly recognize it these days. So we went in search of another gas station.
Once fueled we found a nice enough pub for a bar meal and a shandy right next door. That would set us up for the party night at the Nats..
I had to laugh when we parked our cars up, Pudzz in his real cool 32 sedan, wally in his bitchin 36 Nostalgia style (read mega cool) pickup and me in my shiny Gold 55 F100, 2 young scally's came screeching in and skidding their scrappy push bikes into the car park. I though aye up here we go as they skidded right past my Truck.... glanced at Pudzz 32 and Wally's Truck, and one shouted wow wow look at that corr.... when I got to where they were, they had dropped their bikes onto the car park ground and ran up to a matt black mk1 escort and were all over it... ;o) That said it all for me, we all look at stuff with different eyes and I was so glad..
We had a cool mini cruise back to camp ready for the crazy night that is Sunday night at the Nats. More controversy to come :
Sunday party to come and more controversay I dare say. Click here for page 2
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