Sunday 8th April 2018
This year’s Rock and Roll Rendezvous was again a grand event held at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood with fantastic weather.
The usual great selection of bands were on hand to supply 50s, 60s and 70s music for listening and/or dancing to.
Many stalls for food and drinks plus retro clothing, accessories and memorabilia were on hand also.
Issy Dye who would be remembered by those of our age put on a magnificent show, emulating Johnny O’Keefe, Roy Orbison and others, but his red suit was a bit over the top.
A good display of vehicles mainly from the 50s onwards which I suppose is what it is all about were on show.
These comprised of the completely original and restored to original and slightly modified and highly modified.
Pre-war cars were very thin on the ground, I believe our 1933 Roadster, the Bay’s 1935 Phaeton and the Harris’ 1937 Sedan to be the only really old cars there.
There were a couple of early Street Rods, but with late engines and running gear I don’t consider them old cars.
However there was a terrific display but I would like to see better vehicles winning the best modified and best original prizes.
I do believe that in the near future a cover will have to be erected over the dance floor as some of the country rock and roll venues have done.
If the weather is warm as it was it was damn hot on the dance floor and if rain is about it can get damn slippery.
Again a great day out and it would be nice to see a few more V-8s there.