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FOR CROSSFIRE DRIVERS IN THE UK

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We’ve taken our cars to various places around the country. Here is a list of meets and events that we have been to in the past.

Once again the venue for our Christmas Lunch meet was the Windmill Carvery at Burford, with those extra keen folks arriving on the Saturday to stay over at the Golden Pheasant.

As an extra outing we took up an invitation to visit ACD Breakers near Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. Why visit a breakers yard we asked? Well, going by the feedback we get from owners struggling to locate Crossfire parts, and the willingness of insurance companies to write off these cars without a second thought, it is now clear that going forward there will be a growing reliance on the use of used parts to keep the Crossfire on the road. Up until recently, finding used spare parts has been very difficult with examples of crash damaged examples being very rare. And of course we don’t relish the prospect of climbing over wrecked cars with a spanner, trying to find parts to keep our pride and joy on the road, but thankfully those days are gone.

Our first visit to Santa Pod was bound to be an adventure – and faced with a choice of whether to be just a spectator or to actually take part, it didn’t take long to make up my mind! As it turned out I wasn’t the only one, and we soon had a throng of Crossfires eager to “stretch their legs” on the famous quarter mile drag strip.

The Crossfires met up at Warwick Castle,  which has earned the reputation as “Britain’s Favourite Castle” and justifiably so, as there is so much to see at this famous visitor attraction. We managed tp park together even though this popular place soon fills up, and and a short stroll took inside to tour the castle, the grounds and the various nooks and crannies! We certainly needed a head for heights to walk along the castle walls, but the views across old Warwick town were well worth it. After a good Carvery lunch we toured the grounds and riverside in fantastic sunshine taking in the old pump house, water wheel and the fantastic birds of prey. Many thanks to all for coming and making this a great day out!

Once again we were invited to attend the UK Cruisers main meet of the year at Billing Aquadrome known as Party In Park. About a dozen Crossfires made an impressive display and gained a lot of attention alongside the throng of PT Cruiser which must have numbered almost 200 examples including visiting PT enthusiasts from the continent as well as those from Scotland and Wales!

Amongst the many competitions there was one for the “Best Turned Out Crossfire”. A trophy had been kindly sponsored by our fiends at ACD Breakers, the specialist Chrysler Breakers (see link on our website). They looked over the Crossfires to judge which one would be the worthy winner – and this turned out to be Damien’s SRT Coupe which took the honours. Damien was later presented with his trophy and a bottle of wine to celebrate with later at home! Well done that man!