DC Cruisers take Manchester by force
It’s 8.50pm, were driving through Manchester and the phone rings, it’s our snapper for the night a rather worried Chris Wallbank: “Aye Glenn, am I at the right location? Just it’s totally empty apart from one car”.
Now to most this would be a cause for concern, but not us, as there was a good reason for an empty car park, the cruise location had been kept secret to all but a few people – the convoy leaders.
Now usually, even at the most secretive of cruises you get a few early birds, those few drivers in the know and close mates of the organiser, but not this cruise. There was no one, apart from organiser Crazy Kayll and one mate from Dark Cruisers who were taking calls from the 15 odd convoys letting them know the final location.
Why so secretive? Well Kayll is from the old school of cruise organisers, one where you only tell people what they need to know and where you let the cruise do the talking.
So did it work? Too right it did! As the clock struck 9pm Manchester became a chorus of exhausts, as convoys from all over the North West of England and North Wales merged into one hitting the location with military like precision. And we were off…
The place filled up in no time, as the North West’s top cars parked up and took their place. And what a variety! The cruise had everything from a 450bhp beater style Opel Kadette, to a slammed Euro Seat Arosa and a VW Golf with a system so huge it?could be heard from half a mile away. Wow!
Fast Car had a wicked night, so a big thanks to all that attended, and a special mention to Crazy Kayll and the Dark Cruisers for having us along.
Look out for a full report in Fast Car Magazine issue 314 on sale 07/02/12