It’s that time of year again when our favorite car show comes around, The Enfield Pageant of Motoring. This show allows us to bring to a selection of cars to the public. We always have a difficult decision on what to bring so we decided on something a little different this time. Adam’s new ’71 Mach1 was going to be bought into the show on the new LAR/SMR truck, parking up next to Adam’s Ranchero truck. The truck is a low entry idea that almost gets the table onto the floor. The maiden voyage was to Enfield with a classic Mustang. We started at silly o’clock in the morning and loaded the Mach1 onto the truck.
We took the big Ford F350 tow truck as well as that always goes down well with the younger visitors. On arrival at the stand we decided to leave the car on the truck and just extend it across the pitch which looked quite amazing.
Yogi had his Mach1 there and then we had some customers who turned up with perfect timing, Ian with his 66 Fastback, Mart with his ’66 Acapulco coupe.
We unpacked the cars and the flags that was sponsored to us by Linards Design Revolution & Print Solutions which was a great new addition to the stand this year. Thanks to Lance for sorting that out for us.
It was time for some breakfast at this point now and we were donated some fantastic sausages be Kelvin from Ellis Butchers in St Albans, they were honestly amazing. Adam started the hospitality suite in full flow with full English fry ups, or sausage sandwiches, all for the Mustang Maniac Customers and staff, the big RV kitchen was going for a while and was just what was needed. Yogi, Paul, Chris, Anne & Paul were among the first to try it out with copious amounts of tea and coffee that was bought into us by visitors.
The next batch of arrivals was the more modern high performance Mustangs that parked at the front of the stand.
The day was chilly to start with, but the rain did come out in the afternoon which again bought with it a new batch of visitors to our stand. It was busy all day long and we were glad to put our feet up in the evening and enjoyed a few very cold drinks that our customers bought in for us.
Adam, Mart and John stayed on site for security saturday night to look after the cars in Mustang Maniacs possession on the stand. Sunday saw another very early start with a swap round of cars. The cars were again parked on the front row with Kent bringing his right hand drive 2016 Mustang providing a great contrast of cars. Yogi, Paul and John stayed Sunday night for the security duties enjoying the chilled contents of the fridge.
With the stand full up to bursting point, John was happy with the parking arrangements and declared it tea time.
The visitors were taking a great interest in the vast selection of cars on display, and were asking to look at the engines bays and inside the cars all day.
With our stand running itself, we took a look around the rest of the show at the auto jumble, and the other stands. There was everything from fuses to flowers, lights to project cars for sale and everything in between.
There was the usual huge American turn out all over different stands around the large field.
There was the very old cars there and some special cars from Beaulieu Motor Museum.
The UK cars were vast and varied and just impossible to show it all. So we just snapped a few of the cars on our wander around the other stands.
There was the fun fair to keep the kids and adults entertained with some very bad driving spotted near the main entrance, but nobody seemed to care for a change. Lets hope they don’t drive like that in their own cars.
We also tried to take a few pictures of the event standing on top of the RV to show the scale of the show.
We would like to say a huge “Thanks” to everybody had generously donated to the Mustang Maniac Pageant Stand. It’s a been a long weekend so if we missed anybody forgive us. Some of the freebies we were donated, show flags, sausages, bacon, cider, Stella Artois, Fosters, Guinness, Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, bottles of soft drinks, cases of soft drinks, bread, muffins, cakes, cookies, snacks, sweets, bottles of water, a new kettle (as the old one had seen better days), teabags, coffee, sugar all of which really helped make it such a great weekend.
Thanks in no particular order:
LAR/SMR for use of the brand new truck that had a first job as a freebie, LAR/SMR staff for their support and transport.
Linards for the new flags, Kelvin – Ellis Butchers, Adam, Jayson, Yogi, Paul, John, Chris, Anne, Lance, Spence, Ian, Roy, Martyn, Mart, Steve, Kent, Dave, Colin, Bruce, David, Danny, Lee, Andrew and anybody else we have missed (sorry, but it has been a long weekend).
Thanks to those who visited the stand, which just leaves us with just one thing to say.