Hot Rod Hayride 2010

Hot Rod Hayride 2010 – NSRA Street Gasser Magazine

Catching up with some published pieces over the last few months. This was my coverage of the Hayride for NSRA Street Gasser Magazine. I don’t normally do any writing so this was a departure for me. Nervous Nick let me layout my own pages too, a luxury rarely afforded to photographers.

Check out the flickr set for larger versions.

Don’t forget you can buy my book of the Hayride with profits all going to Brads.

“Such is the popularity of the Hot Rod HayRide that even the local police had booked their spot. As I arrived at The National Shooting Range it was like cruisin’ Jerry’s Cherrys, if only the pharaohs were on hand for a little mischief. It turned out that “the man” was actually pretty cool and soon waved me on my way.

As I drove on to site that Saturday morning I knew that the turn-out was bigger than ever. The Pharaohs might not have been there but it seemed like every Hot Rod club in Europe was represented. A few showers didn’t dampen the spirits and I could smell bacon being grilled as folks tried to clear the hangovers  ready for the day ahead. I could only imagine the fun I’d missed the night before.

My first port of call was the Art Show, I had some prints to drop off for the show and it seemed I was in good company. Tarq had some fantastic Tiki carvings, Nefarious and Crazy Painter some awesome Pinstriping and some new shots from Neal Reed at Retro Photo caught my eye. With my prints hung and a few people caught up with, it was time to head down to the track to catch up on the action.

Plenty of thrills and thankfully no spills at the dust bowl as Rodders, Racers and Riders entertained the crowd. One of the nostalgia stock cars had come all the way from Sweden. Off the track was a hip and happenin’ affair with picnics around pickups, chat over customs and yakking about yanks. The fashionable favoured the fifties and walked out in style. Bettys and Billies strolled hand in hand.

Back at Bisley and a chance to check out the shopping, this was where all the Hats and Cats had picked up their funky threads. The Petrolheads could spend their greenbacks at Jackhammer and pickup Moon goodies and other period performance parts. I picked up a copy of Kustom Kamera from Yak at Korero books and a T-shirt from the brave souls at the Wall of Death.

The convoy just kept coming back from the track and the show field was bursting with some the coolest cars ever to escape from America. Once people parked up it was time to open the beer and get their dancing shoes on. Sadly for me it was time to go home.”

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Hot Rod Hayride 2010 – Book Competition

Right you lucky people, all those who “like” the Facebook page for the book will have your names in a hat for a free 7″ soft cover copy of the book. The draw will take place on Sunday 19th September. So you need to be in the like list at that time. I’ll contact the winner for your address. Spread the word!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hot-Rod-Hayride-Book-For-Brads/152666718090556

Please note, preview only shows first 15 pages

Hot Rod Hayride 2010 by Nick GrantMake Your Own Book

Hot Rod Hayride 2010 – The Book

Even if you weren’t at the Hot Rod Hayride in 2010 I’m sure you will have heard the stories. Now you can re-live the events in the Hot Rod Hayride Book and help a fantastic charity at the same time. Available to order from Blurb in two sizes, all profits (£2 per book) will be donated to Brad’s Cancer Foundation.

Order 7″ book here from £10.95 + p&p


Order 12″ book here from £42.95 + p&p


The Book
80 pages featuring over 100 black and white photos from the Hot Rod Hayride 2010. Available in 7″ square or 12″ square with a choice of covers. A preview of the first 15 pages of the book is available through Blurb. All profits (£2 per book) will be donated to Brad’s Cancer Foundation, all other charges go to Blurb for printing and shipping.

The Charity
Brad’s Cancer Foundation provide equipment specifically for the care of teenagers with cancer in the East Midlands. Supporting the development of a Teenage Cancer Unit, through the Teenage Cancer Trust and to provide help and support to teenagers with cancer and their families to relieve the stress and hardship during a difficult time
www.brads.org.uk

The Show
Organised in collaboration between Jerry Chatterbox and The Executioners Car Club the Hot Rod Hayride is now in it’s 6th year. Attracting car clubs from all over Europe and attention from all over the world this has become one of the must do events to get to.
www.hotrodhayride.com
Phone: 01435 812508
Fax: 01435 812598
Email: Jerrychatabox@aol.com

The Photographer
Nick Grant has been working with car magazines such as Custom Car, Ultra VW, Classic American and Milkcow for a number of years. His candid shooting style captures the atmosphere of the event perfectly.
www.grantgb.com
07803 038 381

Press Photos
Can be downloaded at the following link: www.grantgb.com/hayridebook

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Hot Rod Hayride 2010 – Part 4

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Hot Rod Hayride 2010 – Part 3

Some more snaps from the Hayride for you. Large versions in the flickr set.

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Hot Rod Hayride 2010 – Part 2

Here’s a few more shots from the Hayride to keep you going. Larger versions in the flickr set.

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Hot Rod Hayride 2010 – Part 1

Some of my shots are destined for a future issue of NSRA Street Gasser magazine. But I have heaps. Once Nervous Nick has decided which shots to use I’ll stick the rest up but for now here’s a few to whet your appetite. I’ve tried to get some of the people of this event in the shots, not just the cars, these are more people based.

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