Hundreds of hot rods and US custom cars will head to Great Yarmouth for inaugural town fun run

A previous fun run held by NRSA at Billing Aquadrome
Picture: NRSA

A previous fun run held by NRSA at Billing Aquadrome Picture: NRSA - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of hot rods, street rods and American custom cars will be making their way to Great Yarmouth this summer for an inaugural event in the town celebrating pre-1972 vehicles.

A previous fun run held by NRSA at Billing Aquadrome
Picture: NRSA

A previous fun run held by NRSA at Billing Aquadrome Picture: NRSA - Credit: Archant

The National Street Rod Association (NSRA) will be taking over Great Yarmouth Racecourse between June 2 and 4.

Called the NSRA Fun Run, the event will be open to the public on Sunday, June 4 with people able to enjoy the opportunity to see the vast array of pre-1972 hot rods, street rods and American custom cars from 10am.

As well as the main Show 'n' Shine Day, Saturday, June 3 will see the vehicles go on a sight seeing tour of the coast before they end up on Yarmouth seafront at 2pm.

From 2pm the vehicles will be by the Joyland American Diner and there will be live music, an outside bar and a barbecue.

A previous fun run held by NRSA at Billing Aquadrome
Picture: NRSA

A previous fun run held by NRSA at Billing Aquadrome Picture: NRSA - Credit: Archant


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The Thursday and Friday at the racecourse is only open to NSRA members and participants only.

The NSRA was formed in 1972 and until last year its annual fun run was always held at Billing Aquadrome in Northampton.

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Hannah Thomas, NSRA publicity officer, said: 'The owners of the site there decided in autumn last year that they no longer wanted to hold any car shows and we were left in a rather tricky situation of trying to find an alternative venue within a few months.

'We had checked out numerous venues within the Midlands but many weren't able to offer us our preferred dates, many were too expensive and some were unable to accommodate shows of our size. As a result of this, we had to look at options outside of the box.

'We had been involved with the Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival with the council and we were very impressed with how the town was looking and how well our members who displayed their cars were looked after.

'So, after a few conversations back and forth with the council to see what venues would be suitable for this type of event, we were delighted to have been welcomed with open arms.

'This is a completely new venture for us.

'We are anticipating around 200 to 300 hot rods to be on-site so it should be a fantastic show.'

People who want to take part in the event have until May 19 to register to camp at the racecourse.

For information on camping and prices www.nsra.org.uk/fun-run/

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