Calling hot rod fans - were you at this festival in 2004?

Looking at the vehicles at the NASC Hot Rod show at the Suffolk Showground in 2004

Looking at the vehicles at the NASC Hot Rod show at the Suffolk Showground in 2004 - Credit: Archant

Did you go along to the giant hot rod festival at the Suffolk Showground in 2004?

NASC Hot Rod show at the Suffolk Showground in 2004

NASC Hot Rod show at the Suffolk Showground in 2004 - Credit: Archant

The 30th anniversary of the Street Rod Nationals, it was described at the time as the "biggest car cruise in Europe".

A couple of the vehicles at the  NASC Hot Rod show at the Suffolk Showground in 2004

A couple of the striking vehicles at the NASC Hot Rod show at the Suffolk Showground in 2004 - Credit: Archant

The National Association of Street Clubs (NASC) event ran over four days and was attended not just by Suffolk car enthusiasts, but also by many from across the country and abroad.

The NASC Hot Rod show at the Suffolk Showground, Ipswich in 2004

The NASC Hot Rod show at the Suffolk Showground, Ipswich in 2004 - Credit: Archant

Thousands of vehicles were at the 250-acre showground at Trinity Park, Ipswich, over the August bank holiday weekend.

Admiring one of the vehicles at the NASC Hot Rod show at the Suffolk Showground in 2004

Admiring one of the vehicles at the NASC Hot Rod show at the Suffolk Showground in 2004 - Credit: Archant

And up to 400 took part in a car run to Felixstowe and parade on the prom.

Some of the crowds enjoying the NASC Hot Rod show at the Suffolk Showground, Ipswich in 2004

Some of the crowds enjoying the NASC Hot Rod show at the Suffolk Showground, Ipswich in 2004 - Credit: Archant


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As well as the cars, other stars of the event were 70s band Slade. There was also other live music, fairground rides, an art exhibition and children's activities.

One of the vehicles at the NASC Hot Rod show at the Suffolk Showground in 2004

One of the vehicles at the NASC Hot Rod show at the Suffolk Showground in 2004 - Credit: Archant

Can you spot yourself or any friends or family in our nostalgic photos of the festival?

If you want to order copies of photos, visit our website or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.

The NASC Hot Rod show at the Suffolk Showground, Ipswich, in 2004

The NASC Hot Rod show at the Suffolk Showground, Ipswich, in 2004 - Credit: Archant


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