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Dave B's Americana 2008 Gallery
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Americana International 2008
This year dave B was lucky enough to go to Americana Inteternational. This annual show occurs for one weekend in July and regularly attracts more than 70,000 weekenders, exhibitors and day visitors and provides a mix of American music, great cars, motorcycles, trucks, RV's from the early 1900s to the present. In summing up his weekend Dave declared "A mega time was had even though we got wet camping in the rain."

 
 

AMERICANA INTERNATIONAL
Europes #1 American Lifestyle Event held annually in the heart of the UK.

Europe's #1 American lifestyle event just keeps on growing. The show regularly attracts more than 70,000 weekenders, exhibitors and day visitors. This massive tribute to the USA is unique in its widely ranging attractions that appeal to tens of thousands of like-minded people from all over the world. For well over two decades the event has given its faithful supporters a long weekend of cool American music, great cars, motorcycles, trucks, RV's from the early 1900s to the present.

Organisers Chris & Bev Jackson, from Stapleford Nottingham are both confirmed classic car and bike nuts, long standing club members of the two biggest American car clubs in the country (AACUK & AACNW). They have turned this one time small local show into the biggest and longest running event of its kind in Europe.

By taking a slice of the 'American Dream' they have created an amazing week-end that has no equal anywhere outside of the USA. Much more than a car show or music festival its all of these combined into one massive fun-filled family orientated event.

The Saturday and Sunday auto/bike displays are second to none with a huge number of top class cars and motorcycles entering the specially judged 'show and shine' displays. With forty prestigious awards on offer competition will be strong.

For those who were born in the forties and grew up through the 50s, 60s , 70s and 80s this event has forty-two popular artistes from the USA/EUROPE/UK performing a great mixture of rock'n'roll/country/r&b/blues/alternative music from the last five decades.

Mix all that with several hundred associated trade stands, side-shows, amusements, auto/bike club displays, children's amusements, talent contests, Ride The Raging Bull, Flight Simulators, tattooist, line-dance & jive tuition, on site camping facilities, four bars, high quality food vendors & so much more to see and do.

'The best value for money weekend in the country' (Emblem Bikers Magazine)

The Heartbeat of the USA in the UK

Source: Americana International
Homepage: http://www.americana-international.co.uk

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4th Buddy and Bopper Show with Jimmy Lee as Buddy
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10th Heath United Services Club, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
17th Fishermans Club, Eastbourne, East Sussex
23rd Travelin Man The Ricky Nelson Rock n Roll Show
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24th Travelin Man The Ricky Nelson Rock n Roll Show
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17th Rock n Roll Weekender, Brixham, Devon
22nd Rock n Roll Paradise, Drogheda, Ireland
23rd Rock n Roll Paradise, Waterside Theatre, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
29th Travelin Man The Ricky Nelson Rock n Roll Show,
The George Hotel, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire
31st Turners Hill Homepark, Turners Hill, West Sussex

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