Sheffield Steel City....full metal jacket Run!
The Sheffield Steel City Cruisers run has always been a run I wanted to do. As I have only ever heard glowing reports from everyone who has been. This being the last one to be held at the sports ground was also one of the reasons I was going to make this run happen for me. Things at work had made it so I missed, the Billing fun run, the Supernats and I would not be making it to Ipswich for the Nationals either this year and I had to have my rod run fix and where better than what is thought of as the best value and most laid back run of the UK calendar. I was not to be disappointed that's for sure.
This run is put on by the local club volunteers and is an absolute credit to them all as for your £20 yes £20 you get a weekend of camping with full facilities, a free quality T-Shirt that you would not be embarrassed to wear, a burger on the Friday night or Hot Dog which ever is your fancy and if that aint enough a proper meal on the Saturday in the club house, with free Ok ;o) disco. Everybody is so friendly from the people attending to the organizing crew and bar staff , I can say without contradiction it is one of my most memorable runs ever!
I decided that seeing as I hadn't made any runs (bar Drayton Manor) that I would get the Friday and Saturday off work so we could make a proper holiday of it. Me and the Mrs and my best mate Pudzz and his wife set off early Friday morning with an uneventfully run down. When we arrived we where greeted by the friendly Steel City crew, they really did make us feel welcome.
I noticed with surprise that the venue is surrounded by houses with this being the runs 30th year (I think it is 30yrs) there obviously has never been any complaints, which lays testament to the fact this is a well run event!
We did the usual open some cool cans, met and chatted with old and new mates, had a barbecue and oggled our favorite cars. as we slowly ebbed our way to planet Strongbow.
One of them afore mentioned favorite cars being Mark Gee's cool as 32 three winda! You should of seen the look of horror on Mark's Face when my mate Pudzz took the liberty of opening the hood of his steel 32 without asking first to cast an eye or three on the mill there in! Pudzz could see no wrong and Mark being a cool guy made no issue of it but he was visably shocked anyone would do that.. it is just the unwritten rule, you don't touch anyone else's Ride without a courteous is it ok first.. No harm done in the end but I had to explainto Pudzz the error of his ways..!Then we sat back and enjoyed the glorious sunshine and did some people and Car watching, with people coming by, stopping and having a natter which was just a cool way to relax and forget all the shit that's going on in ya life!
We did the friday night in the club house and really did have a great night with some fine company.
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