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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.

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!

A record breaking 17 Crossfires were on duty at the latest UK Crossfires meet which was held at the world famous Brooklands Museum complex in Weybridge, Surrey. Brooklands is the home of motor racing in the UK; the remains of the old steep banked circuit still there to remind us of the courage and determination of those pioneers of motor sport who roared around at well over 100 mph in racing cars built on truck chassis and powered by aircraft engines.

Our latest meet brought fantastic weather when we headed over to Stoke Bruern for a 3 course meal in The Boat Inn Restaurant, set on the banks of the Grand Union Canal. After lunch we stepped aboard the Indian Chief for a leisurely cruise up the water way through the famous Blisworth tunnel. This two hundred year old tunnel under Blisworth Hill is the longest in regular use on British Waterways. Construction began in 1773 under commission from the Grand Junction Canal Company and was restarted in 1802 after the original alignment ran into trouble. The 3076yd long, brick-lined tunnel, carrying the Grand Union Canal, opened to traffic in 1805.

It was great to see new friends joining us for the first time, and our thanks go to all for helping to make this such an enjoyable day for everyone.