Squadron Scramble May 2019

Another Sunday and another breakfast meet-up. This was my first time attending Squadron Scramble Cars & Coffee at North Weald Airfield, over in Essex. I think I spent almost as long driving around the airfield perimeter road as I did driving over from Kent. I hadn’t appreciated how expansive North Weald is on previous visits for drag racing events.

I joined a real mix of vehicles parked up on the grass. Everything from new supercars to heavy military trucks and a good few motorbikes too. As a Sunday morning run out it’s worth a visit if you’re not far away. I didn’t get a chance to sample breakfast or tea from the cafe, but others commented on how nice it was.

Yellow Chevy C10, Grey Porsche 911 and a red Pontiac Firebird

As my goal was really to take photographs I’m not sure I succeeded. I just wasn’t feeling it, again. Not sure why – maybe it’s ‘cars in a field’ syndrome. For too many years I’ve attended shows where all the cars are lined up in a field and I’m bored with that concept and uninspired.

Now I have to come clean here… at the weekend show I help organise, Grill-n-Chill, we employ the ‘cars in field’ layout for our show and shine. It’s hard to do something different when your venue is a field. Not everyone has the luxury of a setting like Bicester Heritage Centre. And I know I should look at this as a challenge, looking for something different, but I just couldn’t get into it. I mentioned in my previous GRRC Spring Sprint post that I wasn’t sure about sharing the images I did capture, but again I think I need to to help get over this slump I’m in.

Crash helmet hanging from handlebars of a Triton cafe racer motorcycle

I’m OK with this image, but it could have been so much better. I look at it and can feel the lack of enthusiasm.

Trim details of Front lights of Dodge Polara Golden Anniversary

This was the first time I’ve seen a Dodge Polara Golden Anniversary in the flesh. It was a 2 owner, unresored, survivor with so many rad little details.

Jaguar V12 engine bay

Very clean Mk2 Jaguar was unusual in bright red, most are seen in more muted hues.

Two Porsche 911's in front of camouflage aircraft hanger

Impromtue photo-shot happed as fellow Porche Club member @npjeffery and others decided to park their 911’s in front of the large camouflage hanger…

Four Porsche 911's in front of camouflage aircraft hanger

Porsche club line up at Squadron Scramble

The cutting room floor

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