Sunday, 3 June 2012
Run to the Sun Show and Shine Newquay
After 4 years of abandoning the Newquay Run to the Sun in favour of supporting new show plymouth Volksfest i have not been in Newquay for a bank holiday for some years. So this year unable to attend Plymouth Volksfest due to work commitments and the fact that this years Run to the Sun show and shine was being held at RAF St Mawgan which is just a couple of miles from my house i decided to check out the show.
After leaving the house for what should have been a 3 minute drive we joined the queues entering the show, After about 30 minutes we were eventually within the show ground and directed to park at the very end of the show. Once parked we started to walk up the rows of parked cars. Within these parked "normal" cars were a selection of nice classic vehicles and interesting modern creations. However it seamed to be more of a mass car park of cars rather than a show and shine.
There was some organization of the show cars themselves, but with the driving drizzle and strong cold wind a lot of these cars seamed to have gone already. And even by midday there was what seamed to be a longer queue of traffic leaving the show as there was still arriving.
There were a few stalls selling food, drink and ice creams and a few inflatables for the kids but other than that there wasn't a great deal going on for car enthusiasts. The show didn't have a cars for sale section, or an auto jumble, let alone any car parts traders with bits for sale for those that have traveled in old vehicles that inherently need ongoing repairs all the time.
We sheltered in the van for a lot of the time and only dashed out to look at the cars in between bouts of dryer weather.
Good to see some Jubilee support even at a classic car show.