Last time I went it was good - but a little sad. Covid had put paid to any foreign entrants & there seemed to be something of a shortage from the UK too. But 2022 was the 50th Anniversary of the 1st Supernats (there was a Supernots during the Covid lockdown) & the HotRods were back IN FORCE.
So many excellent cars in so many styles & each style has a story to tell about kids with time on their hands building cars, now those kids are in their 50s & sixties & have the money & skill to do it properly.
There was a whole "Tea Party" of model T rods, a "32nd Avenue" of '32s - I didn't count, but probably 50, an area of cars that influenced the whole scene, two rows of Pops & Anglias, & then you get on to the rods of other types, the low-riders, Pro-Street cars, customs & the just plain weird - but in a good way. The cars that look almost standard until you realise there never was a two-door of that, or a pick-up & you look at the workmanship that's gone into the car & it's just stunning.
So where is UK hot-rodding in 2022? On the evidence of this event I'd say it's in fine fettle. The cars were well engineered, there were many styles, there were many types not seen before & this all bodes well, Hot Rodding has depth & heritage, but never - ever stands still!
But you want to see the photos........