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Crash Box Club's 36th Historic Vehicle Gathering - Powderham Castle, near Exeter

10th, 11th, 12th July 2009

Written by: Steve Hunt

On Friday, Tony and I made our way up to Powderham, with Gary, Sabrina, George and Tony following on a bit later in the day.

We had a look around the traders and a few of the early arrivals on display. Later we went down to the village pub for some food but as there was a 20th Party on, there was none being served. We only stayed for one pint then we went back and had a burger followed by a few more beers in the beer tent where we met a couple of the Old Skool Ford chaps.

On Saturday morning, we got up and went down to the Powderham cafe, where we had an excellent cooked breakfast and very reasonably priced too!

We pottered around looking at the other cars and traders who had arrived and waited for Mark, Lewis and Carl to arrive.

We also met up with Malcolm, Griff(OSF) and the RS boys and had a good old chinwag.

In the evening, Gary did his usual barbecue for us and then he went to the beer tent. Rolled back to the tents late!

On Sunday, we got up and went to the cafe again for breakfast. We organised Mark, Steve, Tony, George, Carl and Gary's cars on the display stand.

We were soon joined by Tris & Sam, Paul & Marlene and Roy.

Roy sold his XR3 at Powderham for a good price.

While we were wandering around, we met Paul and Wendy from Exeter. Paul said he had sold his 2.8 Capri to someone in Germany and he has now joined a new group called "Obviously Ford". He now only has his Escort but will be looking for another Capri at a later date.

We saw some traction engines and some military vehicles which were interesting. It was very warm but showery but we still managed to see everything on display, dodging the occasional wet stuff.

We packed up late afternoon and got back home early evening.

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