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Bracknell Breakfast Run

This photo is for Kev Smith, who did such a great job of building the red Coupe, but who probably never saw it looking so good on the road.  It's shown here with Dave Sturgess's Coupe and a Saleen Mustang on the way to Bracknell.


It was hot rod nirvana around the Home Counties over the Easter bank holiday.  In addition to Wheels Day held in Hampshire on Easter Friday, there was Keith Harman’s Bracknell Breakfast Run to look forward to in Berkshire on the Monday.


However, unlike Wheels Day, Keith’s event, now in its second year, is a hot rods only affair and with another great weather forecast promised, it had the makings of something special. In the end, it really was just like a slice of LA with a great turnout of 60 hot rods, the majority of which were Pre ’49. 

A diverse line-up of rods with that fab yellow '37 Sedan of john Martinez in the foreground 


“This has been the best one yet,” said Keith after the event.  “We’ve tried a cruise format too but as many people who come to this event have already driven a fair distance to be here, then asking them to drive even further just didn’t seem fair.”


The format is pretty much the same as before and works well.  Rodders meet up in the parking lot adjacent Frankie & Benny’s diner in Bracknell.  Most slip off for breakfast at some time during the morning, but the main focus of attention is on the parking lot.


However, having said that, as one key feature is the breakfast, then perhaps a little more thought needs to be put in by F&B management to improve the standard of service and avoid disappointing some diners.


The next Bracknell Breakfast Run takes place on September 23.  Congratulations to Keith for organising it in the first place.


Story & Photos: Andy & Cameron Kirk


Keith Abrehart made it all the way from Kent with a very small passenger on board his lovely chopped sedan  

For some reason the colour balance is all wrong in this shot.  Jon Golding's
Pick-up is actually dark blue and John Emery's Roadster is crimson, but we can't help think they look just as good in the lighter shades shown 

Andy House travelled all the way from Bristol in his green '36 Ford

This neat Model A coupe with Model B nose was new to us 

Simon Phillips is considering a new look for his lovely Sedan

This radical 'blown' Model A pick-up with gullwing doors was fresh on the scene 

Dan Boone's Roadster looks just as good now as the day it rolled out of the HGHR workshop

Jimmy Hibbard's radically striped (by Prosign) early Falcon has been rebuilt with lovely bodywork and interior by Trimmania

Three different body styles, three different approaches, three stunners 

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