14th-16th June 2019
Rutland Showground, Oakham, Leicestershire
Over the past two years, whilst we have been holding the Fun Run at Great Yarmouth Racecourse, we have been working hard in the background to find a more permanent home for the event. We have considered all options suggested, taken on board all feedback given by Members and believe that Rutland Showground is going to be a welcomed venue. This does mean, however, that we have to compromise on the event dates, moving the show two weeks later than usual.
Booking is now open for the NSRA Fun Run, the UK’s longest running Rod and Custom car event, at a new venue, Rutland Showground, Oakham!
*** Pre-enter to be in with a chance of winning a £400 North Hants Tyres Voucher ***
This year we have a full programme for you, a mix of all the usual’s you love and expect plus a few new features…
The 47th NSRA Fun Run will kick off on the Friday morning with gates opening at 9am. There is plenty of camping available onsite as well as toilets and shower facilities – but no electric hook up.
Friday is chill out day. Pop into NSRA hospitality to register your show car and pick up your event mug, dash plaque and that collectable event T shirt. Our full range of official NSRA merchandise will be on sale too throughout the weekend, including a range of new items for 2019.
For those of you missing the beach, drive over to Rutland Water – it’s about an 8-10-minute drive but roughly a 4-mile walk. Take a leisurely stroll along the shore, or if you are feeling daring try out the water sports centre. The quaint towns of Oakham and Uppingham are worth visiting too. You can find more details about Rutland Water and parking charges online here: www.discover-rutland.co.uk/discover-rutland/rutland-water
Back at site, we are excited to be joined by the heady V12 Merlin engine that will be fired up each day during the weekend. Then, after all that 27 litres of fun you might want to take a breather in the NSRA Pre-29’s vinyl chillout area – if you are an NSRA Pre-29 member, bring some vinyl along to play, a few drinks and chat cars.
There will be plenty of food vendors on site too. In the evening why not bring a chair over to show field to watch the Bostin Brass Band who will be getting us all in the mood and the party started paving the way for Sammy’Jo & The 501’s later on the Pavilion Bar stage.
Saturday morning starts 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 will be leaving mid-morning which will take in some of the scenic sights of the area. The destination is yet to be confirmed but with Colin Ayres in charge, we know its going to be a good one.
Once back at site, have a wander around the trade stands, catch that Merlin engine being fired up again or chill it down with the NSRA Pre-29’s.
We are still working on Saturday’s band so keep checking our website for more details.
Sunday is show ‘n’ shine day and is open to the public. It’s also Father’s Day and what better way of spending time with your Dad than at a Hot Rod and Custom car show!
If you are just visiting for the day, don’t forget to register your show car in NSRA hospitality for your chance of winning a trophy.
Our special trophy and parking category for this year will be ‘MorDor’ so if you have a family friendly four door into this show category. There will also be parking for the Under 29’s too.
In 2019, we have a Popular & Anglia Anniversary. The Ford Anglia E04A turns 80 this year, the E494A turns 70 and both the Anglia 105e and Popular 100e turn 60 this year! So, help us celebrate all things Pop and bring the Pop Festival back to mark these significant birthdays. You know us, we are always Havin’ Fun As Usual and who knows, there may even be cake…?
Entertaining us throughout the day will be John Price, our show compere. The Merlin engine will be firing into life once more and there will be activities for the children too. With trade stands to visit, food stalls, an ice cream van and licensed bar, it’s set to be a great day!
The show will come to a close with our prize giving ceremony featuring the Participants Choice award and Top Five. Then it’s time to head home after a great weekend!
All sounds pretty good right?
Pre-enter using the form included in the April issue of Street Gasser or download the booking form. Pre-entry cut-off date is the 31st May 2019, after this date gate admission prices will apply. Please note that there is no facility for online booking for this event.
What you need to know:
Getting to Rutland Showground: please use postcode LE15 7TW. (However, some older sat navs may require LE15 6US)
There is a BP petrol station directly opposite the entrance to Rutland Showground, with an Aldi next door. There is also Coop supermarket 1.2 miles away (LE15 7AA) and a Tesco superstore 1.9 miles away in Oakham (LE15 6BQ).
Please note that there is no camping available on Thursday 13th or Sunday 16th June
Thanks go to Meguiar’s for providing detailing packs to go with the trophies.
See you at the NSRA Fun Run in June 2019!
2019 NSRA FUN RUN ADMISSION & BOOKING
Pre-entry Weekend Admission (Friday-Sunday)
NSRA Member £35 (on the gate price £40)
Non Member £45 (on the gate price £50)
Pre-29 NSRA Member £25 (on the gate price £30)
NSRA Members entitled to one guest at Members price
Aged 17’s and under free
Pre-entry closing date is 31st May 2019. After this date, gate admission prices will apply
Please note that there is no facility for online booking for this event
Sunday Only Admission
Adults: NSRA Member £8 / Non Member £10
Children: NSRA Member free / Non Member £5 (5-16 years)
Family: £20, includes 2 adults and 2 children
65’s & over: £8
Sunday Show Cars
£5 for the driver, plus £5 per additional adult
Shows cars must be pre-1972 hot rods, street rods and custom cars only
GATE OPENING TIMES
Friday 14th June: 9am – 9pm
Saturday 15th June: 9am – 5pm
Sunday 16th June: show cars from 9apm, public gates open from 10am
If you are interested in booking a trade pitch at this event, please contact Andy Sawyer on email@example.com
IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION
• Camping is ONLY available for the nights of Friday 14th and Saturday 15th. Strictly NO early arrivals or late departures
• Random security searches may be made
• No driving around the hospitality bars after 9pm
• As the showground boarders a nature reserve, please do not litter. Please take your rubbish home, or use the bins provided
• Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leads at all times and please clear up after your dog
• If the weather is wet, movement of all vehicles will be limited due to the sensitive areas of the Showground.
All event details are correct as of 27.03.2019 and are subject to change.
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.
The NSRA Fun Run…by the sea – Great Yarmouth 2-4 JUNE 2017
The 2017 NSRA Fun Run took place at Great Yarmouth Racecourse on the 2-4 June 2017.
A great Hot Rod weekend by the sea!
NSRA Fun Run Winners 2017
Participants Choice: 1956 Ford Pop, owned by Mark Hanna
Top Five: 1941 Willys Coupe, owned by Andy Crockett
Top Five: 1933 Ford 3 Window, owned by Brian Watson
Top Five: 1937 Chevrolet, owned by Dave Cannon
Top Five: 1934 Ford Coupe, owned by Kevin Foster
Top Five: 1932 Ford, owned by Russell Pepper
Joyland Diner Pick: 1932 Ford Model B, owned by Shirley Sharman
Best Tot Rod: 1934 Ford Tot Rod, owned by Kayleigh Layfield
Under 29’s Award: 1932 Ford Roadster, Ricky Stapleton
Traders Pick: 1932 Ford Roadster, owned by Anthony Knight
Best British Tin: 1956 Ford Pop, owned by Mark Hanna
Trick Truck: 1950 Chevy Stepside Pickup, owned by Clive Hardy
Best American Muscle: 1955 Chevy 2 Door, owned by Gary Cork
Great Yarmouth Pick: 1939 Ford Sedan Convertible, owned by John Hall
Best ‘Topless in the Sun’: 1932 Ford Roadster, owned by Neil Thomas
Tony Robinson Award: 1956 Ford Pop, owned by Mark Hanna
Special Award: Darren Layfield
Poker Run Winner: Andrew Chaddock
6 & Under: Jack Tregear, age 4
11 & Under: Heidi Smith, age 9
17 & Under: Miller Taylor, age 12
A selection of Fun Run Winners and general shots from the 2017 Fun Run, courtesy of Laura Ayres: