Not as busy as usual, but a great turn out and a diverse selection of cars
I've lost count of how many Breakfast Runs we've organised to date, but for the first one of 2009 we decided to move the event to later in the calendar since last year's Easter BBR featured snow blowing sideways across the car park! We generally like to hold the event on the same day as another event that those attending can drive to afterwards. This year the idea was to leave Bracknell at about and cruise down to HaylingIsland for Victory Wheeler's Reunion at the Inn on the Beach down there, well that was the plan anyway.
Two of the nicests Chevy trucks you are likely to see in the UK cruised in
There was reasonable turnout considering we didn't advertise the BBR in the press, but the showery forecasts may have kept some away, especially as the regular Krispy Kreme Kruise was on as well over at New Malden, Surrey. What made the day however, was the debut of two new cars on the scene, Barry Douglas and his wife being the first to arrive in their cool little 4-banger Jago T-Bucket that Barry first started in when he was in his 'teens! Although Barry only travelled nine miles to get to the Breakfast Run he was still understandably nervous about his first trip out, but at the same time happy to finally get it out to a show! With its Jag Rear end and Weber equipped 1600 crossflow, the car is a real timepiece of how rods were built in the UK in the early to Mid Seventies.
Keith Atkinson's steel '32 sedan has real presence with that perfect rake and roof slice, and it makes all the right noises too with a 502 cube big block Chevy under the hood
Steering wheel spokes have been drilled out.
Also out on it's first public outing was Keith Atkinson's steel '32 Sedan, looking like an in-progress feature from an issue of Rodders Journal. 'Akkers' has decided to bring the car out this summer with the chassis fully detailed and finished, but with the chopped steel body bare metalled and unpainted, though it has been shot with a layer of clear coat to keep the British weather out of the vintage tin! With its tough rubber rake on big and little Halibrands/ETs, this is one cool hot rod sedan.
The car may get painted later in the year, but then again, it might just stay the way it is, either way, we love it!
Although the day started with blue skies, heavy showers blew in while we were in Frankie and Benny's having Breakfast, and most people's plans to cruise onwards to HaylingIsland were abandoned. All except for the hardy bunch of 'Rolling Blokes' that is, they had already travelled up from the South for the Breakfast Run, even though it was their own club putting on the Reunion! Thanks guys, your attendance was much appreciated, sorry we didn't return the favour on this occasion!
Thanks also to everyone else who came along to the BBR today, you're all stars!
Story: Keith Harman
Mark Belcher's dare-to-be-different Chrysler glows in the sunlight
It could be Two Lane Blacktop all over again
This clean and flamed '34 Ford picked was the Frankie and Benny's pick
Simon and Zoe Phillips travelled all the way up from the south coast in their sedan for a spot of breakfast
Martin Hubbard was there showing off the new blue top he's had made in the UK for his Roadster
Another Victory Wheeler's member who made the trip up the M3