New Forest Custom & Classic Car & Bike Meet
30th May 2010
As some of you will be aware, this is the second year of this event. The first being at a local pub, but I didn’t think it was much of a success. So this year we joined up with Matt & Boo, who organise The New Forest Bike Night, held at Gang Warily Recreation & Community Centre, Fawley, Hampshire on Thursday evenings. Bike Night is about raising money for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, as we planned to do, so as we have similar aims, it made sense to link up and make a day of it. They already had the contacts at the recreation centre & there was plenty of room there for a show, so it was the obvious venue.
Ian at Sunnyfields Farm, who loaned us two generators, tables, chairs, umbrella stands, a fridge, electric cables, burner & dishes.
Matt S & Dave S for collecting & returning everything owned & borrowed from Sunnyfields Farm.
Matt & Julie, (Boo), S, Dave S, Dave C, Roy & Julie M, Mark, John, Dave M, Nicky, Danni, Kirsty & Nick for setting up & breaking down the music marquee, cafe & bouncy castles/rodeo bull etc.
Matt S, Roy, Dave S, Julie, Nicky for running the cafe all day, with extra help when needed from Danni, Teri & Dave C.
Nick, Julie, (Boo), Mark, John, Danni, Kirsty & Teri- gate & parking marshals.
Dave M for being show ground manager -anything went wrong, he sorted it.
Dave C was in charge of photos & litter, (with many trips to the shops for anything we ran out of).
rodeo bull –Kirsty & John.
Inflatables as well as graphic design of the show flyers were by Michelle S.
Laura of Nocturno handled the music co-ordination.
Several others just jumped in & helped out, including fellow Manky Monkey, Doc who parked up his trike then donned a dayglo vest to help everyone else park in the right places.
During the course of the day several people said it was a good turn out & that it was nice to have an event of this type in our local area & when is it happening again? After a long hard think -of about 5 seconds, we’ve agreed to run it again next year, so keep an eye out for details to be published at a later date.
Finally, last but definitely not least, the biggest thanks go to my other half , Chrissie & daughter Emily for all their support before and during the event.