It all started in the middle of last week when I got a text from Andy from Retro Cars Mag asking me if I was going to Old Skool Mania. It was only 30miles from my house so how could I say no?! I had sent Andy a link to this very blog to show him the Chevette and he asked if I would bring that along to and have both cars on the Retro Cars stand.
So the morning of the show came round and it was raining. A lot. But it was all still on so I set off driving the KP and my Dad followed in the Chevette! CONVOY!
OK, so a blistering Summers day would have been preferable, but you have to work with what you have got, and in a funny kind of way it did add to the adventure!
Luckily, Team RC had set up the gazebo the night before so we only needed to help getting mags out and put up banners.
Here’s a couple of pics from the show itself. I’ll leave the rest for when they come out in the mag!
Now I never really attendthe award giving at shows and stuff; it’s not really why I’m into cars or what I build cars for, but Emily got a tip off that the stand had won something so we headed down to the main tent to see what was going down.
It was the usual drill; names being read out: Best VW, Best interior and all that stuff. Then, the next category was top 5 Retro Cars. The first thing announced was “The brown Vauxhall Chevette” Ha Ha, I went to collect the trophy and as I turned round to walk back: “The White Toyota” Oh yeah! So a quick turn around and I had both my hands full of glasswear.
So apart from the weather it was a pretty successful day! It was cool hanging out with Simon, Andy and Emily on the RC stand, just talking cars and having a laugh; thats what carshows are for. I really hope this show gets put on again next year as the venue was awesome. Lets just hope the weather delivers too!