Silverstone Classic 2014

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At last its that time of year again, time for 3 fantastic days of classic cars and top quality racing, and the great British weather decided to smile upon us and has given 3 days of hats, suncream and plenty of drinks!!!

SOC stand was well attended, we had over 30 Stags with us on Saturday

There were so many things going on this weekend, from the BMW wheel that gave fabulous views over the whole site, hot air balloons in the early morning and late in the eventing gave a spectacular start and end to the day. There was live music both Friday and Saturday evenings, the Paras also dropped in on Friday with a great display.

Of course the main attraction was the many varied races that took place over the whole weekend, from F1, touring cars, sports cars and GT’s. Here is jus a selection of some of the pics – see more on our Flickr Page.

On on Saturday during the lunch break, we were treated to a parade of Ford Mustang’s as they were celebrating there 50th anniversary. (Just for you One Man And His Mustang)

And heading up the pack was Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer in his fully restored 1967 Mustang Fastback

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As all these beautiful cars were taking in the sun and soaking up the atmosphere of driving this wonderful circuit there name sake arrived to fill the sky’s

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Great weekend – looking forward to next year!!!

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Thoresby Hall Classic Car Show 2013

For once August Bank Holiday Monday coincided with a hot sunny day much to the pleasure of the thousands of folks who enjoyed the hundreds of classics attending the Thoresby Hall Classic Car show. The event is set in the grounds of the grade I listed country house which is one of four neighbouring country houses and estates in north Nottinghamshire known as the “Dukeries” – so named as all were occupied by dukes at one time in their history.

The show is mainly focussed on Minis and TVRs of which there were hundreds in attendance, nevertheless many other interesting classic cars and bikes were also displayed including five Stags from Notts and Derby and two from the Lincolnshire area courtesy of Dave and Baz.

A good look round the whole site took a very pleasant couple of hours with all sorts of vehicles to admire including a large selection of Yanks and even a massive Peterbilt tractor unit which was beautifully turned out with more chrome than all our Stags put together. During the day the central arena saw many car and bikes shown off and judged, I don’t know who was commentating but he certainly impressed me with his huge knowledge and boundless enthusiasm for the subject – he made it really interesting and informative for both public and the enthusiasts.

Next stop was the many trade stands and for some reason my wallet seemed much lighter after I’d left them but shopping still beckoned so a visit to the Thoresby Courtyard shops was next. Precious jewellery, handmade glass ornaments, exquisite fashions and artworks all shouted out “buy me” but thankfully I resisted and left that to the ladies, my wallet only being further lightened by a rather nice ice cream.

I hadn’t attended this show before and to be honest didn’t expect a lot but ended up really enjoying myself with great company, plenty of variety, a lovely setting and of course that yellow orb in the sky – all in all a great Bank Holiday day out.

Click Here for the rest of the photos from the day

NEC Classic – On your marks!!!

So the NEC classic car show is just days away, we are very excited and putting together the final preparations for the social goings on on our stand.

We will have 4 cars on the stand this year, some real beauties too including a show winner and one that spent the summer cruising the french riviera.

The guys and galls in the shows team will be there tomorrow setting up the stand, putting up the gazebo and giving the cars that last bit of polish before the opening on Friday. Check back tomorrow and we will have some preview pics for you – see the stand first here on our blog!!!

So what have those of us on the social media side have in store for you over the next few days to celebrate this event…….

Pimp my stag and build my stag – get those creative juices flowing and come along to the stand and create you ideal (or just crazy idea) for your stag. Don’t despair if you can’t get along to the NEC just pop along to our Facebook Page and download the templates, get creative (don’t forget to give the kids back their crayons/paints etc!!) scan or take a pic and load back onto our Facebook page and we will add to the gallery (it’s a Take Hart revival!!)

Here’s the prep we have been doing

Pimp my Stag and Build my Stag

Pimp my Stag and Build my Stag

We will also see the return on Facebook of the just for fun “where on a Stag” and “whats the caption” competitions, again you don’t have to be coming to the NEC to take part just pop along to our Facebook page and take part.

We will be on the stand to help anyone get around our social media sites, see our pics on Flickr, how to like us on FB, find us on Twitter and of course read our brilliant Blog!!

We have some “rewards” for all those who come along and take part – we’ve been hard at work creating  unique fridge magnets ….

Coolest Fridge magnets at the show!!

Coolest Fridge magnets at the show!!

And treats for the hard working colourinners

Sweet treats for the colourers

Sweet treats for the colourers

So all in all we are set for three days of fantastic cars and lots of fun….

We will be blogging each day, may be multiple ones so do scroll down just in case you have missed one!!

Lastly we have a little surprise for a couple of SOC members…. watch this space 🙂

A little surprise??!!

A little surprise??!!