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Feb 25 2010

The Sussex Koolest Krooze

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Words by Chris ‘Funkmaster Red’ Redford.

After the success of last years event I put myself forward to organise it again this year. The aim is to put on a show with a difference. The difference is that instead of a static show, there is a scavenger hunt which takes in some of the local scenery and poses questions about places you encounter on the way  round. The best part is that every penny raised goes to the Brads Cancer Foundation charity, a very deserving cause.

With the January snowfall, the event was postponed to the 7th February. The event opened for registration at 9am and slowly the car park filled up with participants who all paid a donation to the charity to take part. They were issued with a goody bag, a map, a programme and a quiz sheet. At 10.30am, they were allowed to leave and had 3 hours to find as many answers as they could. There was also a list of 50 items for them to find while out and about.

At 1pm the Hailsham Community Hall opened up for people to come back, hand in their quiz sheets for marking and have something to eat and drink and defrost. The cars were all arranged in the car park for the show and shine element to the show. With over 60 vehicles, there was a very good turnout and with over 20 trophies up for grabs in many different classes, the chances of winning one were good. People had travelled from as far away as Essex and Hampshire but had also come from all over the South East.

There was also a raffle and a charity auction with items generously donated by people from Volkszone, local VW clubs and local businesses. Golf+ and Camper and Commercial magazine both supplied subscriptions. The ’proper’ trophies were very kindly donated by Ivor Baker Awards and the rest were handmade by your truly.

At the end of the event everyone went away with a smile on their faces and the show had raised an impressive £1114 for Brads. Hopefully we shall see you there next year.

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