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Last weekend SXOC attended a car show within the exquisite grounds of Helmingham Hall.
The stand was full and nothing failed to disappoint! It was scorching weather with amazing cars from Ferrari’s to 200sx’s!
As you may have seen, the club was on form with the banter. This time it was Daz’s turn as usual to be the “butt” of the joke, as couple of members decided to decorate his car as a welcome back initiation, after almost 3 years of it being off the road – Click here for his project thread. – http://sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?441292-My-S14a-build/
Here are some of the pictures of our tomfoolery.
There was plenty to see and do as always, a concourse run for a few cars with the owners speaking about each one, a country dancing display and a falconry show where, as per every year, one of the birds wouldn’t come down from a tree! Something for all the family and trade stands too.
I along with others got majorly sunburnt so let ‘the boy’ chill out in the shade (aka the boot).
By 4pm most people had left apart from a few hardcore show goers that went for a stroll around the acres of gardens.
Thanks to all that came and of course to Helmingham Hall who were as always amazing hosts and a credit to car events, it all ran very smoothly. Until next year, Helmingham.
So after years of the Dorset and Hants area of the sxoc being somewhat dead, we as a club finally pulled together to make this the biggest and best event the area has seen for many years.
It took months of preparation, many pm”s and contacting people through friends and social media and the end result was very rewarding.
Simply Japanese is an annual event held at Beaulieu that is growing each year!
Some of the clubs involved include Dorset modified car club, RX8 Owners club, Just jap car club, Nissan sports, Subaru impreza owners club, Skyline owners and many more.
SXOC stand had an impressive 21 cars on show, with a couple R32″s and an R34, an Mr2, Starlet Glanza and Dannyboi”s Mazda.
We are looking to make next year”s event even bigger than this year as it isn”t just a car show it is a great family day out!
I would like to take this oppurtunity to say a massive thank you to everyone that made the effort to make this such a good event, especially to the people that travelled from other areas even with all the trouble they encountered on the journey (Overnutter)
For the first time this year SXOC had a stand at the Festival of Classic and Sports cars which is held every year at Helmingham Hall just north of Ipswich. There are a wide range of cars on show both on club stands and as individual exhibits. Other clubs included Pistonheads, Jag XK Enthusiasts Club, Mustang Owners Club and BMW OC. If you add to this the individual exhibits which included a Ferrari 458, Old School Fords, a Vintage Bentley and a few Nobles it made for a very interesting show.
The club made a good effort with 5 S Bodies on show and also showed off our new flags, hopefully in the future the attendance from members will grow as this has the potential to be one of the club”s main attractions.
What makes this show a little different from the other static shows is that they have a Concours area but twice during the day the owners get to show their pride and joy off, by driving it up and down the main drive of the hall which is around 200m long. This breaks the day up nicely and is a great photo opportunity.
We are already looking forward to 2015 and hopefully the club will have a bigger stand. One last thing, the pulled pork burgers are to die for, but you need to get in early 😉
All photos are used with the kind permission of www.markwardmedia.co.uk