This was the 14th annual NSRA Hot Rod Supernationals held at Old Warden.
Previously it was held at Knebworth and I attended the first 5 or so events.
Now I had a car again I thought I would see what the show was like.
I cruised down with Robin in his `32 on the Saturday morning in very hot
Saturday lunch time was an organised cruise around the local country side
with a stop at a local village green with a BBQ and food laid on, very
Sunday was the main show day and I put my car onto the show ground with
the boot lid and rear bulkhead panel removed so people could see the suspension.
The Minor on the show field amongst a wide range of vehicles.
Most of the day it had quite a big crowd around it and I received a lot
complementary comments, many saying it was the best vehicle there.
Not many vehicles stood out but I did like this one. What does it for me are
the big head lights.
Also on the show field were old favorites, Rapid Plumbing Hillman van,
Rutherford `33 and
a very rare public appearance for Gary Ellis`s Nick Butler built Minor
convertible. In fact it
was the first time I had ever seen this vehicle. Initially it did not look
right because I was used to
seeing my wider Minor and his looked very narrow. But I soon got used to it
see why it looks so good.
I was all set to go home and I heard my name announced on
the speakers, I had won an award.
This surprised me as I did not expect to win anything at a hot rod show.
This picture was kindly taken by Mike Pittaway an old (that is we have known
him a long time and he is getting on a bit!) friend from the Minor days. Each
car is driven into the arena so the people can see which car has actually
I had to do a lap around the arena. My award was a "Special Award".
They had two of these and a Karman Ghia
got the other.
This is the trophy I won. Sorry about the poor quality but I only have a very