Saturday......... Cruisin for a bruising

Up nice and early, no hang-over (never do really off cider)... out for a quick walk with the dogs and I couldn't believe some dog owners had allowed their dogs to kak and not picked it up Grrrrrr That really does annoy me, especially at such a nice venue. The Kak looked like it was from a flying elephant, so must of been from big dogs. They should find the culprits and rub the owners nose's in it, twats! After the dogs had been walked it was time to get the breaky on!

I did a massive breakfast for us, thought I had put plenty of bacon on and in one helping my mrs took all but 1piece to feed up my daughters boyfriend Liam. So I had to pile a load more on about the same amount for the other 5 of us, she thinks because he is so big he needs feeding up all the time ;o)....

I was looking forward to the cruise out and a blat round Curburough race circuit, but a cock up with the dates (Drayton Manor's fault) made it so we had to go to a country pub instead.

Cars leaving for the cruise well down in numbers.

Wild freshly imported 1930 steel Model A Coupe powered by a 354 Hemi with a 34 grill, love the Halibrand kidney wheels.

59 Caddy lights and a louvered trunk look ace!

I was surprised how few cars there were on the show field waiting to go on the cruise. There was just a handful of cars when there are usually a hundred or more. Still it was a nice drive out not to far and the pub was very nice with very cheap beer, less than £2 a pint of real ale... oh yes please.

The Custom Car, er Truck. Dave Bickerdyke (CC Editor) has finally gotten his 55 F100 on the road and it looked great fun and its park anywhere finish just makes it even more special!

Cruise Venue Pretty Pigs was great value.

Very Nice 50's Chevy Truck shone nice in the sunshine that graced the cruise.

Tony Grayston never one to shy away from a drive of his real sweet much modified 34 coupe, with remote door openers and engine start amongst many other tricks, this is one very trick machine, check it out fully if you get chance it will amaze you as it once was a Dooster "shock Horror"

Nice line of 33/34's I am such a numpty I know the guy with the blue one, met him a few times at Preston cruise. I knew this was his first Rod run in his car and I never sought him out and ask how he was enjoying it. It just did not twig with me I fear I maybe loosing my marbles in a big way. I vaguely remember seeing out of the corner of my eye a heavily tattooed dude (graham the owner) in the shower block in the morning and it still did not twig who he was Derrrrrrr maybe its the cider. Though to be honest I don't really like making eye contact with men in the showers Ha Ha. I am sure he will forgive me!

One very very nice Moggy Van, pure perfection to my eye. Nice one who ever you are.

49 Merc was a cool sled with all the right mods to make it low and mean all without any Appleton's to.

The cool bunch that be the Originals Hot Rod club, with a very nice line up and a real nice bunch of genuine people. I had a flashback of calling Arran, Aden the night before in the club house.... jees I hope he didnt hear me properly I am fukin useless with names, mind you with my accent Aden would of sounded like Arran, I hope. I remember faces but can I heck as like remember who they are ;o) Terrrrr

Bugger I thought I had a photo of the rear of this car as its a great looking boat-tail, made from a couple of moggy bonnets, I kid you not a real nice piece of work. The E & J's really suit it as to be honest I am not a great lover of the look of the E & J lights but they suit this baby for sure.

As we were about to leave and many had already this nice chevy convertible arrived.

After going the scenic route back that just happened to be littered with speed bumps at just the right height to whack my front crossmember and several circuits of the roundabouts (sat nav what sat nav) I was glad to get back to Drayton Manor.


The wife and kids had gone to the Theme Park rides, me and Liam then went and joined them. And did a couple of rides. While we were queuing for one of the white knuckle rides, my phone rang, now that in itself isn't usually a problem, but as my ring tone is this and about 5 people in front was a large group of very loud boisterous Asian lads showing off, it could of got a bit tetchy ;o).... of course I had zipped my phone up ready to go on the ride and could I hell as like get it out of my pocket quick.. Luckily they were being to loud to hear it, though one lad did sort of look and prick his ears up trying to make out what the sound was and who was making it:o)..

We all spent quite some time in the Theme Park and Zoo the grand kids love it all and as it comes free with the weekend Camping, you didn't feel ripped off.

It is a Saturday evening ritual at Drayton for us to get a Chinese take away for our evening meal, the kids of course preferred the chippy. The local Chinese I can highly recommend, and the chippy must be the best value in the world. I guy in front of me got a large portion of chips and I honestly have never seen as big a portion ever, it was mind blowing and had to be seen to be believed, it was just the biggest mound of chips you could imagine. Now I am a big eater and I cant imagine anyone being able to eat the whole portion on their own... awesome!

Once back at camp we heard that the feisty Terrier "Scrappy" of some of our friends had been attacked earlier on by a Staffie and was having an overnight stay at the Vets.

After washing the chinese down with a few cider's, we all got our best togs on ready for the night entertainment, a fukin 80's tribute band "Groan" .

The club house was fairly quiet when we arrived, despite my wife telling us all we had to hurry up as we wont get a seat as she has seen loads of people going up there early on, then getting another drink when everyone was ready to go ;o)...

They must of been going out for a meal or something as when we did get in the club house there were plenty of empty seats. We got a prime position in the bar area with nice seats all sat together so wouldn't be disturbed by the sodding 80's tribute band. We could have a bit of a laugh and mingle with the anyone we haven't seen for a while that came in to the bar.. but oh no. my mrs had other ideas. RIGHT lets go get some seats in the disco/dance room.. *Groan* and *double Groan*... I bloody really didn't want to sit in there watch kids running round and sliding on their knees all night all to the sound of some dire music. But being the wimp I am I followed like a dutiful husband. The grand kids do like to run around and slide, so that was why we had to go in there ;o). But within an hour or so they were both fast asleep and we had the joy of listening to the band, stuck in the dance room.

Now I really struggle to believe anyone really likes this kind of crap, but the dance floor was full and I overheard the NASC organizer's say, these are good aren't they, we will have them again!!! Oh God! it must be me then, as I would rather have a good skiffle. rock or Rockabilly band or maybe even a Ska band like has been in the past, but these were real holiday camp stuff and did nothing for me, I guess I just do not know how to just enjoy myself.


The proof I don't know how to enjoy myself as I couldn't hear anything that would make me wanna dance yet many there did.

And even more...... "Hum" ? Yep I am not of the same planet!

The night was good though we all have a bit of a laugh and a goodly amount of Cider and the like.

Once back at camp I took the dogs out for a run through the woods it was about 1pm I would guess and it's nice and dark in the woods and real spooky I love it!

But again instead of our usual nightcap or three in one of our awnings like we used to do, I came back to silence everyone was in bed.. What is happening to us? I hate being sensible!

Well that was that really, I hadn't even bothered during the day to go round seeing people we know round the camp site or look at the cars.... I don't know why, I just didn't seem to have time or even want to????.. so roll on Sunday.


Sunday to follow soon

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