This year is the 40th Anniversary of the N.S.R.A. (National Street Rod Association) and to mark the occasion it held a fun run at Billing Aquadrome, Northampton. I decided to take my bus and go along to join in the fun. I took over 130 photo's at the show so the Billing write up will be in about 3 instalments.
|I don't normally like being in traffic jams, but |
the one into the Aquadrome was different.
A V8 Ford Pop to my right and a blown '32
roadster behind me.
|Billing Aquadrome is a leisure park set in 235 |
acres. It has something for everyone, and
well worth a visit.
|Camping and parkland set around numerous |
|Another of the lakes, it's so relaxing there, |
make an ideal weekend get-away location.
Check out the website:
|There is a miniature railway going around the |
lakes, it does save a very long walk!!
|My bus parked up in the show and shine area. |
An orange '32 roadster to my right and a candy
red dodge van and orange Ford Pop with
a blown motor to my left.
|Very clean, very tidy Thames van.|
|Here we go.. Lovely Chevy step side truck.|
|1932 Ford roadster in gloss black, very nice.|
|For a Hot Rod run there were quite a |
few VW's, this splitty was parked almost
|Early beetle came in shortly after me, and |
joined the other end of the line to my bus.
|A fully fendered '32 Ford 3 window coupe in |
satin black, mmm...
|'55 chevy was looking good, I was surprised to |
find very few '55's about at the show.
|This Pop had some nice colour changing flames... |
I'm sure I saw this car later in the day and it had
the front offside wing and grill dented..?
|This pastel blue Pop had '40's Ford type |
headlights in the wings, not sure I like this.
Pop headlights should sit on top of the wings
|This Studebaker pick up is as rare as chickens |
teeth, grill looks homemade from some old
Mercury parts but it complements the truck.
|Model T Ford with a blown motor, nappies are |
provided for passengers.
|Nice split screen van rolled into the show |
and shine area.
|How's this for a blast from the past. This |
Viva van was knocking around Aylesbury
way back in the '80's (I think) and it hasn't
changed one bit. I'm sure a few of the
Aylesbury (ex) hot rodders will recognise it.
|Vauxhall Victor in gasser guise. Another blast |
from the past.
|Tot rod line was just starting to form.. |
why didn't we have these when I was a kid.
|This early Ford pick up was all original.|
|Q. how do you fit a blown big block into a |
A. See above photo. !
|It's all about the power. It doesn't matter if |
your car looks like the local graffiti
artists have tagged your ride if your running
a blown big block chevy motor.
|Yellow model 'A' with bright purple scallops.|
|This '32 roadster has been around for years now, |
but still looks good. I'm sure this was about about
when we all used to visit the NASC Nationals...
|I do like pick up trucks and although this just a |
bit to shiny, and a bit to modern looking it
still caught my attention.
|Corvette Stingray was trick. So clean, |
|This Vette featured a flip front and a flip rear.!|