Iron Curtain Vehicle Weekend – Staffordshire July 2022
Based in the historic county town of Stafford, we were back in Staffordshire for another great weekend of classic Eastern Bloc motoring
Saturday: Early arrivals on Friday started the weekend in an excellent Nepalese restaurant in Stafford before sampling the local ales. Next morning, our road run from Stafford took us for an excellent tour around the interesting Aldridge Transport Museum. We then convoyed through beautiful Staffordshire countryside to Cannock Chase area of outstanding natural beauty, stopping off at the German Military Cemetery, resting place of service personal from WW1 & WW2. Next stop was Hixon Airfield for photos by the original control tower of this former fighter and WW2 bomber base. The run concluded at Oulton with photos at the ford (albeit not very deep) before chilling nearby at the excellent Lymestone Brewery, Stone. The day concluded at the Anatolian Palace Turkish Restaurant in Stafford, then onwards for drinks in town.
Sunday: Our road run took us to Penkridge for a day at the Really Retro Show. This is one of the Midlands largest shows with a huge turnout of classic cars, trucks, vans and bikes. Our display of Eastern Bloc classics had previously won 3rd and 2nd prize – this year we went for gold and weren’t disappointed winning best club display. Club stalwart John Short also received a ‘medal’ from Club chairman for his heroic roadside repair efforts the previous day that restored an errant Skoda to good health allowing the long return journey home to Devon.
Thanks go to Alex Goffe for pulling together another excellent weekend, the participants who made it such a memorable weekend, and to those for providing the following photos.