Welsh Classic Car Extravaganza 2015
at Pembrey Racing Circuit
Having been given an entry form
whilst doing the Coracle run in June, a
number of us decided to give it a go and entered our cars for the
extravaganza being held over the bank holiday at the end of August. I
had raced at Pembrey but had never attended a classic show there, so I
looked forward to seeing what was on offer. Being a two day event, Sally
and I would be unable to attend on both days. Studying the weather
forecasts repeatedly, we decided to go on the Sunday which was to be the
better of the two days.
Meeting up at the Harvester in Gowerton on Sunday morning bright and
early, we set off in convoy for Pembrey. As a non-race day, we were
allowed to take Gromit with us. She actually like the back seat of the
BGT. After all these years, it seemed a bit odd taking a dog to a race
circuit, a venue where all animals are normally prohibited from entering.
As always, our illustrious forecasters were one sandwich short of a
picnic, if this was the best day to attend then tomorrow should be
dreadful. It rained on and off for most of the day. A great pity for the car
owners and the traders who had paid to be part of the show. At least there
is a proper Café on the infield.
Rather surprisingly the normal paddock which is a large concreted area
in the circuit centre wasn’t the place used for most of the cars. These
were parked on the grass in the overflow paddock, along with some
traders and others on the main hardstanding with the other traders.
Apparently this decision was reversed for the bank holiday Monday.
Talking to a number of car owners and some of the traders, the general
consensus was that there was no real organisation in the layout. Some
traders in one place, some in another. Most cars in one area, some in
others. There were a large number of agricultural machines on the
outside of the circuit and some food vendors. These could only be visited
if you waited for a break in the practice sessions taking place and walked
across the track. I gather the Monday was more organised, in that they
used the main concreted paddock area and the weather was better!!!
Lined up on the grass before the rain.
An unmodified Cooper S. Rare! Plenty of room for the older vehicles.
Chris and Eirios brave the elements.
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