Its Friday..6 O'Clock and its Neil's SprinNats
We were all really looking forward to this run as it is a proper family event. The venue is second to none for family entertainment with the excellent Zoo and theme park. Also there are several take away's near and a massive Tesco etc.. so all your needs are catered for at this Run. So much so all my family went (well my son, daughter in law, 2 grand kids, my daughter and the wife) and all Pudzz Family to, with his three daughters and one of their boyfriends so we had a full tribe.
Last year was a total wash out and I even couldn't be arsed doing a write up, not because it was a wash out just cus I couldn't be arsed really as I was up to my eyes in my bloody Truck and still was.
We actually weren't ready yet so let Pudzz have a head start and we caught him up just passed Preston. Oh boy I was not prepared for what I was witnessing. Pudzz caravan was swaying about like a pendulum behind his 32, so much so me and my wife kept shouting out.. " Oh No.. Mark Mark... slow down pull in the side" and such like... it was one of the most frightening things I have ever seen.. eventually we got to a services and Mark (Pudzz) didn't seem to phased by it.. I was ashen with worry ;o).. but we/I found out the problem in his excitement he had his caravan wrongly weighted. with things like clothes, chairs and even his generator located at the rear of his van, which is a big no no.. all heavy stuff over the axle and to the front nothing heavy up in the cupboards etc etc.. once sorted it was a different vehicle and drove with no more drama.. ahhh nice!
So we arrived unscathed at Drayton, we were greeted by some very friendly NASC crew and swiftly got camp set up. Once the provision's were got from Tesco we were ready to relax and just soak up the atmosphere that Drayton has. The Kids all went to the Theme Park, which is free to Rodders who stay the weekend and saved us a fortune.
I had a look round what Rods were already here and Pudzz cleaned his car, which he is always doing.
There were some real nice machines already here and it was looking like this was going to be a great meet. Though a look down onto the show field showed a distinct lack of traders?? was it political? or was it last years shit weather that made them not turn up?
I was not impressed I had my list of parts I needed from Stafford Vehicle Components and they hadn't turned up ahhhhhhhh they are there every year, why not this?? I was gutted I needed loads of parts and tube etc as I was full on into the wiring on my Truck and I needed these parts to get it finished as Billing was only round the corner.. Bugger!
Well soon the evening came we were well fed and now needed watering and some good entertainment.. well the beer was good but the entertainment as in the disco was shyte with a capital S.. why when there is so much good music out there do fukin DJ's play the cha cha slide and whoops up side ya head.. jeez I hate disco's always have guess i always will and that was the whole weekends entertainment if you dare call it that.. shame as the NASC usually produce some stunning bands at Drayton.. but not this weekend maybe cus last year stole all their money because of the Kak weather that no one has any control over.. shame. As they work their socks of as everyone does who puts on an event for us lucky Rodders. well we had a great night anyway just talking laughing and takin da pee out of everyone. ended up an early night as none of the Scottish guys we usually hook up with were there either.
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