This last weekend Retro Rides held their 5th Beach Party at Brean Sands in Somerset. We rounded up a few of the S.O.S lot as well as Dave from SWDubs and made our (slow) motorway convoy up north – yes Somerset is north to me, everything except cornwall is!
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Excuse me for spamming my own car but these are some of the pictures I have found from other people while it was parked up at RR Gathering. Just thought I’d collect them all into one place because I’m a bit sad like that. Also It’s interesting to see just how different it looks with different cameras considering how similarly composed some of the shots are.
And this one from Tremor63 as well just to show how awesome I am at finding the best spaces to park at shows. Everyone wants a bin directly in there shots right…?
Last weekend was the excellent Retro Rides Gathering and this year it moved to Prescott Hillclimb, which was overall a fantastic new venue, a lot of space for clubstand and retro parking and a brilliant little track that cars were bombing up all day. It was the best show I’ve been to this year and I’m really happy that they announced it would be there again next year! It means I have 12 months to get my car to a stage where I could take it up the hill…
As per usual I didn’t take a single picture but luckily loads of others did. So what I’m going to do here is try to create a sort of directory for all the pictures I find (so it may get updated as I go along and find more, so keep checking back!)
This weekend S.O.S got together to have a stand at a local car show called Modified Mania (or Devon Car Show, it seemed to have two names for some reason…) It wasn’t the usual type of show for us, with more of an emphasis on newer cars, bodykits and orange women in bikinis but it’s always fun to mix it up a bit and represent for the old skool.
There were a few nice cars dotted about on other stands but because I’m not a photographer and I spent most of the time either sat in the back of a Series 1 Land Rover or watching the drifting demos going on I failed to get any pics apart from what I could see sat on our own stand. Even then, most of the pictures were taken by Rice and not me anyway!
Our stand was pretty damn varied as well with a lifted Hilux, mk1 and mk3 Capri’s, a mk2 Escort Van, mk1 Golfs, a Datsun 100a, a very mint mk1 Fiesta, an Oldsmobile and the series 1 Landy. We even piled into the landy for a little drive around the site, the thing is beyond awesome!
Smeatharpe also has an oval stock car track and going around that all day was a variety of drift cars and subaru rally car demos, it was good fun to watch and it was great seeing Ian Wyatt out in his primer grey E36 battling against all the usual Japanese drift cars. However, normally the drifting at Smeatharpe is in a different area, which just has some simple cones but allows a bit more of an interesting track than an oval…
One last thing, the girls with cheeks hanging out everywhere, fake tans, fake hair and other fake bits were like vultures, you literally couldn’t walk 20 metres without a group harassing you for a charity donation. I’m all for charity, but harassing people for money is wrong and just makes people rage, let people come to you and give donations if they want to.