NSRA Pre-’49 Event


Here’s a taste of what the 2015 event included:

The 2015 NSRA Pre 49 event is open to Members with a vehicle that meets the following criteria: pre-’49 hot rods, street rods & customs. So why not bring your vehicle along to the scenic area of Croxdale, in County Durham, for some serious Fun, the event this year will be held on the 1st-4th May 2015 (Bank Holiday weekend).

Hotel20 bedrooms have been reserved at the ideally located Honest Lawyer Hotel which is less than 3 miles from Durham City Centre, situated on the A167, the Honest Lawyer Hotel offers comfortable accommodation, fine food & drink, and a friendly welcome. With a restaurant and sun terrace, the hotel offers modern, motel-style rooms with free parking outside your room.

Stylishly decorated with private entrances, the cosy bedrooms at Honest Lawyer Hotel each have free Wi-FI and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Rooms also feature a TV.

The traditional Bailey’s Restaurant serves seasonal menus and a world wine list. The bar offers real local ales and light snacks, and al fresco dining is available on the spacious terrace.

On Saturday evening a buffet style meal has been arranged in the Restaurant for all the participants, with extra spaces for people that might just want to join in for the Saturday outings.


Friday 1st May
“Meet and Greet” in the Hotel bar, if you want a meal on Friday evening please inform the Honest Lawyer Hotel upon arrival or when booking.

Saturday 2nd May
* Breakfast in the Restaurant,

Beamish* Beamish Open Air Museum ( the living museum of the North)
The Group tours leaves from the Honest Lawyer Hotel in Croxdale, County Durham @ 9am.

Saturday Evening
The Saturday Buffet Meal for participants/ guests is booked for 7pm in the Restaurant. Cost per person is £19:50.

Sunday 3rd May
* Breakfast in the Restaurant
A few ideas for our Lazy Sunday – If you fancy some Retail therapy why not head to the Metro Centre at Gateshead which is located about 20 miles away. (North)
The MetroCentre is Europe’s largest shopping and leisure centre and it has everything you could possibly need for the perfect day out.With almost 330 shops including major department stores such as Debenhams, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer, MetroCentre has something for everyone.

Croft* Also a visit has been arranged to the Croft Racing Circuit , no racing this weekend but they are holding a Driving Experience and Track day which you can go and watch, it will be good to have a nice line up of Rods, Croft is about 25 miles (South) from the Hotel.

Sunday evening
Meals are available at the Hotel until 8pm please let the hotel know. Or if there is enough interest another meal for all of the participants could be organised.

Monday 3rd May (Bank Holiday)
* Breakfast in the Restaurant
* Time to depart
* Or before you go home why not go for a wander around the City of Durham with its world famous Castle and Cathedral.




Thanks to Bob Staunton and Brian Lucas for the photos from a previous Pre-49 day.
Click images to enlarge and browse..