Monday, 12 May 2014

Stoneleigh Car show

What a great show t was this year again, We had the ferry booked for the Friday night from Belfast to Liverpool and all went well with a rather nice sailing.
Saturday morning and off the boat at 6.30 am which was a chilly start to the day but the excitement overruled the cold morning air. We made one stop on the way to Coventry for a cup of coffee and we were sitting outside the hotel shortly after 10am which is normally way to early to check in but the reception at the Hotel said the room was free and already set up for us coming so gave us the swipe cards so we could get our bits and bobs into the room.
Right then of to Stoneleigh it was and after we drove around the park  few times we parked up and went for a walk. Not much was happening on the Saturday afternoon bar vendors setting up and the stands getting setup inside the halls.
The sun was shinning and we just chilled after walking about. After meeting up with Andy and the GD crew for a chat I was asked if I would put the car on the Total Kit Car stand. Was a tad worried at this point as it wasnt show clean and the tires still had some mud on them from a few donuts that was done earlier lol.

With the Cobra given a quick dust down we got a taxi back to the hotel to get ready for the evening gathering with Andy,Meena, Iyshea and all the club GD members that cars on the stand. What a fantastic night we all had and it was a real pleasure to be part of it.
Up bright and early on the Sunday for a full packed day going around the show and as normal the GD stand looked really well.

It was great going around the show looking at all the Cobra marques and all the other makers of kit cars, come 6pm we were pretty knackered so it was back to the hotel for a shower and another GD evening.
On the Monday I picked up a few bits and bobs I needed before we headed off around 2pm, we had to get back to Liverpool for the overnight ferry. Weather had been great all weekend so we were hoping that we would get back to the ferry before the rain that was forecast come in. In the end we got loaded onto the ferry with not a drop of rain............ result.
Already looking forward to next years show :)