As the new King was crowned, the 2023 NSRA Spring Rumble got underway! And it was a royally good weekend of hotrodding and driving fun. As a series of informal and fun drive-outs, this year there are 26 rumble regions taking place across the length and breadth of the country. From the West Clyde Coast of Scotland down to Devon, NSRA members and invited guests will be enjoying scenic drives and meeting friends old and new as the NSRA heads out on the road for the next six weeks.
Joining the Kent rumble region on Monday 8th May, our roving reporter met up with fellow Rumblers at Headcorn Aerodrome. The 26 strong group of cars, which included Ford Pops, A’s and B’s, a Pontiac Le Mans, a Rover P3, a Chevy 3100 Pickup, departed the Areodrome at 10am, making their way through Kent’s Garden of England countryside. The route took the Rumblers along the famous Military Road from Appledore to Rye. Then it was up to Bewl Water for a regrouping and lunch stop.
Leaving Bewl Water, the Rumblers weaved along the country lanes surrounding Tunbridge Wells, making their way to Westerham Brewery, the final destination of the day. This was where the Rumblers joined the Detonators for their hot rod Hop Up afternoon. And what a great afternoon it was! After a fantastic few hours of driving, the group relaxed with food, drinks and a fantastic car show.
A highlight of the day came when fellow Spring Rumbler, Phil Perry, took home the Hop Up ‘best in show’ trophy for his 1934 Ford Pickup.
Next weekend, our roving reporter will be joining the Sussex Spring Rumble – we’ll be sure to bring you more highlights! If you are joining one of this year’s NSRA Spring Rumbles, we’d love to hear your highlights from the day.