Wensum's Busy August
Having been asked to join in the Wymondham Carnival parade and to carry the Carnival Queen how could we possibly not respond, the only question was who would have the Queen as a passenger. Val and Rick Hall volunteered to organise the event and so it was fitting that they should carry the young lady. The morning started cold and wet with enthusiasm at a very low point but before the start of the parade things took a turn for the better, with the sun almost showing itself. Unfortunately plans were changed and the parade was headed by a vintage decorated tractor and trailer, hard luck Rick. See the full set of photos from this event in our gallery.
Along with what appeared to be the majority of attending members we felt the new format at the IWE proved highly successful. The entertainment was better than I can remember over the last few years with both nights being well supported and a continuous variety of displays in the daytime. I am pleased to report that Wensum member Alan Strong proved the groups superiority in the challenging games, winning twenty pound first prize, plus we came joint first in the Quiz only to be relegated due to some very questionable judging, an appeal is to be lodged at some time Many thanks to the organisers from the Wensum group for a great weekend. The highlight once again for the Group was Graham Andrews's again winning first prize in the concours d' elegance for his magnificent TR3A and again best paint job in show. Well done Graham, you must be looking for your hat trick.
Hopefully next year at Lincoln will continue in the same theme. Following a request at the monthly meeting an impromptu run was organized to the Cromer Carnival, whilst being only approximately twentyfive miles from Norwich, this ever popular day out makes a fine trip. Meeting on the outskirts of Norwich and with several cars joining en route and at the show a total of ten cars attended.
Once again this season the weather was more than favourable enabling picnics and the odd drink to be enjoyed by the members. This is advertised as an American and Classic Car Show and what a very varied selection of cars were eventually on display, so much so that the site reached capacity before too long. All the usual events of a seaside carnival were there to be enjoyed, especially the beer tent. The usual selection of beautiful babies and knobberly knee contests made for a fun day out