The Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford in Somerset is now the venue for ‘The Gathering’, the annual meeting for Retro Rides forum members. Haynes’ combination of decent facilities, bang next door to an awesome car museum, along with its diminutive test track, makes for an ideal location… albeit a long trek for us to attend. Over 260 miles is almost an epic trip in a Honda Acty, when you’re lucky if you can hit 65mph flat out! Fortunately, it was well worth the five and a half hour journey. As is always the case with RRG, the quality and variety of machinery on offer was just awesome, plus there was all day track action to watch featuring both a points based sprint and drifting. Then there was the assortment of crazy devices cruising the campsite, including the amazing, driveable recreation of the classic Tamiya “Wild Willy” RC jeep built by the lunatics at Area 52. Definitely the event of the years so far. And to finish off a terrific weekend, our Acty picked up a trophy entitled “dare to be different”! Winner! Roll on RRG11!

Check out the show pics after the jump…

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