The first weekend in March saw the 2nd Annual Free Custom Show and Evening Do organised by The Brewers. This year saw a slight change to our normal arrangements in that the show moved venues to Bretby Conference Centre in order to accommodate extra numbers. With close on 50 scooters entered and approx 500 punters taking the opportunity to enjoy the first sunny weekend of the year, the event was again a success. Scooterists, keen to show off projects that had been worked on over the winter months, began arriving from around 8.00am on Saturday morning although these were beaten by a couple of traders who had taken the opportunity to set out their wares on Friday evening. Throughout the day the crowd was entertained by Marshmallow Factory who played a steady selection of scooterists sounds from the bar overlooking the hall until the prizes were awarded mid afternoon.
evening the majority of those in attendance decamped to Belvedere Park,
the traditional home of the Brewers' Droop, for stage 2 of the days
events and there they were joined by a good number of others. Whilst
Tony 1 Shirt spun the discs to keep the crowd entertained, the live
music was provided by the young trio The Targets. From their opening
number White Riot through tracks from the Sex Pistols, The Jam and
Buzzcocks the boys showed versatility and perseverance. Each member took
their turn to play drums, bass and lead. Unfortunately noise limiters
installed at the Belvedere by the local council following complaints by
neighbours, caused the electricity supply to trip on a number of
occasions and although quickly reset each time it did detract from the
ability of the band to show their all. Nonetheless preserve they did
and they were ultimately rewarded by an increasingly appreciative crowd.
The Brewers would like to thank all those who attended and especially those who sponsored the Custom Show.
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