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Custom Show Feb 25th 2012
Our custom show started on the Friday night
in preparing the Marquee for the customs scooters and trades
stalls. This only took two hours ensuring everything was
in place for the next day.
Friday morning Bev and I were both awake unable to sleep at 3am
clock watching until it was time to get up at six.
The Brewers meet at a local cafe for the days work ahead to have a
hearty breakfast before heading off to the museum. On arrival
the Museum staff had already let the traders in and they were
busy setting up in the court yard and Marquee. There
always seems to be a mad panic when the actual gates don't open
For more images follow links Steve Mann Andy Spears
We had 25 traders ready and 38 scooters showing, the surprise
was to see the iconic Lambretta WAKE had reappeared have
spent the last 22 years hidden away in a lock-up. In need
of some TLC on the plating but never the less still looking ok
for it years
By 10.30 there seem to be very few punters paying through our
door and looking a little concerned why so few were there on a
nice spring day. Turns out a car had turned over on the
main A38 route north bound blocking the road
followed by one of two bridges across the Trent being closed due
to another accident. This resulted in heavy traffic
throughout the day hindering the access/ egress of the museum.
Big thanks to the club members and my Dad who spent the day
directing traffic from both entrances.
By 11.20 the car park was rammed and we were having to direct
car to the local NCP car park. The court yard was heaving
with folk ( over 1500) all enjoying the local ales and food on offer with
traders quoting "what recession". It seems that the crowds we
happily spending, having lay dormant for the winter.
Furthest travelled were two lads from Darlington and two from
Scarborough thank specially to those four. There
were quite a few people who got in for free having walked
straight through the museum entrance unchallenged so they had an
even better day ( wont happen next year )
We had Young Luke doing an acoustic session in the marquee along
with Marshmallow DJ-ing day and night.
By tea time the museum were already asking about next year and
this can be a good partnership for all.
Judging done and in no time at all the place was cleared and
getting set up for the evening entertainment
Custom show results
Having popped home and sorted out the dog
we were soon back poised ready to do gate duty along with Siddy,
Dean and Big Steve (not so big nowhere days).
The Axenals from Hull were
set up sound checked and ready to party. They opened up at 9.30
and the dance floor filled instantly had did not clear
throughout there whole set concluding with of all thing the
hokey cokey at break neck speed. Gibbo two songs in
had already decided to book the band for next years Shed
weekender. These are a refreshing alternative to the norm and
are well worth a look. We would have them back next.
Chris (Marshmallow honouree Brewer) had the job of taking us
upto 1pm with a mix of Trojan soul and alternative. By
this point I was flagging and ready for my bed but still had the
job along with a few others of clearing the place.
This was a very successful event but like
everything we do we will improve for the next time
thanks to all who supported this events