Moonshiners Rally 2006



Great little rally, this one, at the Unicorn Inn (at Hampton Loade near Bridgenorth on Severn, Shropshire)

Only Steve and myself regrettably in attendance from our club...Top Value weekend at £7 including as much tea and coffee you can drink (free of charge Naz). Saturday was quite bright and lots of the people there caught the steam train into Bridgnorth and enjoyed cheap beer and food at Wetherspoons in the lovely ancient town of Bridgenorth

I struggled all the way through the crowd to claim the prize and surprise, surprise he and everyone sitting round him had made a mistake - my "winning ticket" was only 107 numbers out

The rally is limited to 120 places and the camping is next to the river Severn with a great pub, serving hot food and realistically priced Ale to a biker audience...not a cross word to be heard all night, although the pub was packed and every one was drunk, every one showed top respect for one another. There was a big raffle and Steve didn't buy any tickets, then as soon as I went to the loo he claimed I had won a prize...I struggled all the way through the crowd to claim the prize and surprise, surprise he and everyone sitting round him had made a mistake - my "winning ticket" was only 107 numbers out...ha ha ha...wait and see what happens to you!!!

There was a lady rally virgin in attendance, who obviously had to suffer a forfeit and her top was removed...as you will all appreciate, Steve and myself ensured that we looked away at this stage, as we felt it was in the interests of our club, especially wearing colours, that this poor girl was spared as many blushes as possible in this wicked misdemeanour. Whilst we were looking away, Steve did utter the words "nice tits". Obviously, he was looking out of the window and the words related to his well known ornithology interest.

Further entertainment was on board, with a guy with guitar singing everything we all like. From Pink Floyd to Dire Straits, to Deep Purple and everything along the way.

Steve and I shared a tent, but enjoyed seperate sleeping bags and got up to 3 inches of snow...the tent I took was not new, so we have left it in place, ready for next year and to obviously be a point of interest for any onlookers over the next 12 months

Full English breakfast was served with tea and toast by the landlady, who Steve, the evening before, had persuaded to get up early and cook (the mans powers of persuasion have frequently got me into and out of trouble).

We then brused the snow off and returned home...

Summary : we should have had a bigger attendance there, the club got more recognition and interest by our presence...we met more contacts and we got pissed...a good job well done by the two musketeers under cover of snow.

Mickey Busa


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