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The NSRA Billing Fun Run, June 2007
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The week running up to the Billing event gave us some terrible weather, with the forecast looking even worse for the weekend. Heavy rain swamped the Billing site during the week, and with reports of flooding coming from the Aquadrome, many people were wondering if it was going to be worth the trip.
However, the weather improved a little on Thursday and Friday, and the weekend forecasts suddenly turned around. In the event, the Saturday and Sunday turned out dry, and hot!
Saturday's cruise was led off by Nervous Nick in the 'Nogbad the Bad' Devon gasser. The route took us twenty five miles through the Northamptonshire countryside to our destination, 900-year-old Delapre Abbey.
After parking up in the Abbey grounds, the cruise-goers could watch a Civil War re-enactment group, and visit their historically accurate encampment.
The Abbey was also hosting a beer festival at the same time. Obviously cruising and drinking don't go too well together, but with the aid of an empty 1.5 litre water bottle, a couple of pints of 'Delapre Dark' were taken away to be enjoyed later!
Mmmmm.. beer!
Sunday morning started off hot straight away, as the cars began to fill the show field - which was now pretty well dried out.
Pete Moore's recently-completed Pop Ute made its first show appearance, and received a top ten award.
Mike Taylor's Willys, now lowered and blown, also made the trip. The new shiny bits caused quite a stir!
Andy House's '36 Ford.
Andy was pleased to meet up with the owner of another '36.. not too far off completion, and looking pretty nice.
Neil's Pop and Pete's Ute looking good.
Nick Barnet's pickup. Nick received an under-25 award for his rod.
Show 'n Shine!
Craig House shines up his Anglia.
Neil Harmsworth's Pop.
With the weekend over, the participants made their way home. A few reported some rain towards the end of their journey, and that night the rain fell heavily again, leaving the Billing showfield looking like this on Monday morning..
Lucky or what!?
Apologies if I missed any Bristol cars.. if you were there and I missed you, email me a photo and a little information..

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