2020 FUN RUN CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS AND RE-SCHEDULED FOR:
Friday 18th – Sunday 20th June 2021
Rutland Showground, Oakham, Leicestershire
Dear NSRA Members, followers and supporters,
As we are all aware, the rapid developments of recent weeks have had a huge impact on all our lives. Although the event is still over two months away, none of us know when we are going to be able to hold large events and social gatherings again over the next few months. Coupled with the cost of putting on this event and being unable to guarantee that we will have medical and first aid cover available at the time, it is with sadness that we will not be holding the NSRA Fun Run this year.
There is some good news however, Rutland Showground have allowed the club to move our venue hire deposits paid so far to 2021 and we are pleased to confirm that we have secured the dates of Friday 18th – Sunday 20th June 2021 for next year’s event. Please put this in your diary and lets all have something to look forward to!
This decision has not been taken lightly, but we do have to make sure that the clubs’ members, event participants, supporters, crew and committee members are kept safe.
For those of us who are somewhat homebound for the foreseeable, we could have an online meet the weekend that this year’s Fun Run would have taken place on? Perhaps our own online car show and share a few drinks together from our sofas. We will keep you posted!
Thank you, from the NSRA Committee
23 Mar 2020
The 2019 event: 14th-16th June 2019
Rutland Showground, Oakham, Leicestershire
The 47th NSRA Fun Run kicked off on the Friday morning with gates opening at 9am.
Friday – visitors popped into NSRA hospitality to register their show car and pick up their event mug, dash plaque and collectable event T-shirt.
Back at site, we were excited to be joined by the heady V12 Merlin engine that was fired up each day during the weekend.
Saturday morning started off with our tot rod activity. Don’t forget that all tot rods need to be registered with the NSRA – it’s free to do so and the kids get their very own ‘driving license’ too!
The cruise left mid-morning to take in some of the scenic sights of the area.
Sunday’s show ‘n’ shine day was open to the public. It’s was also Father’s Day and what better way of spending time with your Dad than at a Hot Rod and Custom car show!
In 2019, we had a Popular & Anglia Anniversary. The Ford Anglia E04A turned 80 this year, the E494A turned 70 and both the Anglia 105e and Popular 100e turned 60 this year! So, we celebrated all things Pop and brought the Pop Festival back to mark these significant birthdays.
Entertaining throughout was John Price, our show compere. The event came to a close with our prize giving ceremony featuring the Participants Choice award and Top Five.
NSRA Fun Run 2019 Trophy Winners List
Participants Choice: 1941 Willys Coupe, owned by Andy Crockett
Top Five: 1950 Chevy Styleline, owned by Pete Horne
Top Five: 1954 Chevy Belair, owned by Damien Tomes
Top Five: 1953 Zephyr Six, owned by Elliott Morris
Top Five: 1947 Ford Coupe owned by Colin Parkinson
Top Five: 1937 Plymouth PT-50 Pick-Up, owned by Luke Briggs
Rutland Pick, chosen by Gary Crellin and Presented by David Wood, Chairman of the Rutland Agricultural Society: 1557 Ford Pop owned by Alan Lowes
Cruise Pick, chosen by Rocks By Rail: 1931 Model A Phaeton owned by Dave & Lesley Brown
Mayor’s Pick, chosen and presented by the Mayor of Oakham: 1950 Chevy Styline owned by Pete Horne
Tony Robinson Award, chosen and presented by Mid Surrey Roadsters: 1946 Fordson Van owned by Simon Bradder
Pre-29’s Pick, chosen and presented by Ricky Stapleton and members of the NSRA Pre-29’s: 1930 Ford Model A Pick-Up owned by Laura Ayres
Best American Muscle: 1970 Chevrolet Cheval owned by Richard Jackson
Best British Tin: 1964 Ford Corsair owned by Gary Tripp
Road ‘n’ Race: 1929 Ford Model A owned by Gary Jones
Trick Truck, sponsored and presented by Darren Ansell of ClassicLine Insurance: 1937 Plymouth PT-50 Pick-Up, owned by Luke Briggs
Grass Rootes Award: 1961 Ford Thames 307e owned by Gary Layton
Traders Pick: 1949 Chevy 3600 owned by Mark Bellringer
Pop Festival: 1946 Fordson Van owned by Simon Bradder
Under 29’s award: 1932 Ford Coupe owned by Joe Bradder
Best Mordor: 1964 Ford Corsair owned by Lee Saywell
Special Award: Stuart Goodwin for his dressing up as Captain Jack Sparrow and raising money for the Air Ambulance
Special Award: Brian Daly for driving his Rod to every NSRA event from Scotland and helping out as event crew
Special Award: Tyson’s Everett-Jenson, Hallmark Event Hire, for help towing caravans into the camp field in extreme weather conditions
Big Lick Winner: Charis Snow
Colouring competition winner, 6 & Under: Charlie-Rose Spiller
Colouring competition winner, 11 & Under: Amy-Jayne Spong
Colouring competition winner, 17 & Under: Lucie Burton
A selection of 2019 Fun Run images courtesy of Laura Ayres:
The NSRA Fun Run by the sea…Great Yarmouth 2018
The 2018 NSRA Fun Run took place at Great Yarmouth Racecourse on the 1-3 June 2018.
A fun Hot Rod weekend at the seaside for the whole family. Weekend activities, entertainment, trade stalls, live music & Saturday cruise plus an additional informal cruise on Friday. Huge show ‘n’ shine car show on Sunday for pre-1972 Hot Rods, Street Rods, and Customs.
NSRA Fun Run 2018 Winners
Participants Choice: 1932 Ford Roadster, owned by Paul Henwood
Top Five: 1937 Ford Cabriolet, owned by Andy Crockett
Top Five: 1934 Ford Pick Up, owned by Phil Perry
Top Five: 1950 Chevy Styleline, owned by Mark Dunn
Top Five: 1953 Ford Zephyr, owned by Elliott Morris
Top Five: 1956 Ford Pop, owned by Mark Hanna
Great Yarmouth Pick: 1947 Dodge Pick Up, owned by Mick Dearins, presented by Jan Leeder of Great Yarmouth Racecourse
Tony Robinson Award: 1957 Ford Pop, owned by Glyn Thomas, presented by Pat Miles of Mid Surrey Roadsters
Best American Muscle sponsored by ClassicLine Insurance: 1967 Mustang – Shelby, owned by Paul Shuttleworth, presented by Darren Ansell of ClassicLine Insurance
Best British Tin: 1960 Ford 100E, owned by Sandra Reeve
Trick Truck: 1940 Ford Pick Up, owned by John Stevenson
Traders Pick: 1950 Chevy Styleline, owned by Mark Dunn
Under 29’s Award – joint award: 1959 Ford 100E Popular, owned by Jake Holmyard & 1932 Ford Roadster, owned by Ricky Stapleton
Best Old Skool Rod: 1971 T Bucket “Nickelodeon”, owned by Barry Tickle
Dave & Elaine Craig from South Shields who took 14 hours to get to the Fun Run due to electrical break downs.
Jill & Phil who looked after all the showers and toilet facilities during the event, keeping them in tip top condition.
Vicky Stapleton was awarded the Soggy Special Award after getting drenched during the cruise in a roadster but was still smiling at the end.
Winner of the Best Pants photograph from the Friday evening cruise was Angela Shanks.
Winner of the NSRA Big Lick Selfie was Ian Guy.
Winners of the Saturday Cruise Quiz were Geoff Caves and Gail Oldfield.
A special thank you goes to Graham Rexon and Andy Mason who helped with the planning of the cruises.
Children’s Colouring Competition Winners:
6 & Under: Thomas P, aged 5
11 & Under: Lucy Rawlins, aged 8
17 & Under: Connie Baker, aged 17
We would like to pass on our thanks to David Helsdon and all the team at Great Yarmouth Council, Jan Leeder, Michael Cole and Darren Layfield for all their help whilst we have been ‘at the seaside’. These people have helped us keep the Fun Run going, and for this, we are very grateful.
We have really enjoyed our time at Great Yarmouth. Whilst we appreciate the location wasn’t suited to all, it meant that we have been able to keep the event going whilst searching for new options, and it has been great ‘fun’ trying something new and different.