The NSRA Hot Rod Supernationals is one of the highlights of our show calendar and after a brief interval, the show was back! Despite being a lower-key version of what we are all used to, it had all the right ingredients for a brilliant weekend. Cars, eager participants, and a great atmosphere, what more can you ask for?
The lead up to the event posed many logistical challenges for the NSRA’s event organising team. The venue has a new entrance road which required a rethink of the registration system; there were Covid19 precautions to implement, and all camping units had to be individually marked and sited for healthy and safety reasons. With 800+ pitches, it’s a mammoth task! But, thanks to the hard work of the NSRA committee, crew, and helpers, the event was a great success.
For the ClassicLine team, we were so glad to be back at the show. Set up in our usual position in the main hospitality marquee overlooking the show field, it was good to see so many clients and friends after all these months to chat about the NSRA members hot rod insurance scheme, and of course, hear what everyone has been up to in their garages over the past 18 months.
The NSRA Hot Rod Supernationals is usually a non-stop weekend, as you can see from our 2019 event report, but this year it was a chilled-out event. Many sat back in the sun, watching the cars cruise around the campsite and chatting to friends. Others made the most of being back with their local car club, lazing around a BBQ or in their gazebo laughing and partying late into the night. Definitely good times.
Saturday’s cruise was awesome! The cars formed up on the show field, ready to depart at midday, and thanks to the new show field layout, they formed quite a spectacle as they made their way off site for a 30-mile drive. There wasn’t a cruise destination this year, instead, there were four different routes with the cars passing each other along the way. Great fun! Take a look at our video here.
The pinnacle of the show is always Sunday’s show and shine prize giving. Although the giveaways and prizes had to be scaled back this year, the quality of the winning cars was not. The Young Rodder award went to Ben Barnett with his Ford Model A and the Participants Choice award went to ex-NSRA Chairman, Mick Harle, with this outstanding 1950 Matford Woodie. Other winners include India Tate in the lowered Volvo Amazon, the immense 1957 Chevrolet GMC hauler truck won two awards, Chris Hay took home a Top 10 for his 1964 modified Fiat 500, as did the lovely cherry red 1936 Ford Pickup. For the Jaguar fans, a twin pro-charged V8 Jaguar won a special award picked by the voice of the NSRA, John Price. The ClassicLine pick for Best Pop went to Ian Armstrong and his 1955 Ford Pop. Ian’s Ford Pop really is an iconic car and has been turning up at shows for the last 40 years. We are really excited to be catching up with Ian to chat more about his Ford Pop, so keep an eye out for the feature coming soon…
Enjoy the photos!