After some inital confusion, Ala G (Ali G impressionist) set the record straight at 100% Modified (in the Kings Hall earlier that day) – we were heading to the Lough Shore in Antrim.

From the offset it was clear to see that this was going to be <i>the biggest </i>cruise in Northern Ireland to date, with over 200 cars and I’m sure at least 400 people turning up from all over the country. Apparently there had been cars there as early as 4pm (I was still at the Kings Hall then) – and by 8 the place was packed out.

I arrived to see a yellow Suzuki Alto being given the death, and met John Semple as I darted into the centre of the action for photos. Next in was a grey MR2, and as I debated wether it could do proper donuts without a LSD it launched into perfect circles. Impressive.

Then came the twin cams, with special mention to the cruiseirl team for putting on great entertainment in the cars, outside the cars, and the unfortunate incident of them baring arses for all to see. Even the baddie from the movie Scream left down his knives to hang out of a twin cam!

A crazy yellow M3 driver got on the case by thrashing his M-powered vehicle within an inch of its life, and then the southern lads were back with this time a Lexus of all things to create some circular mayhem. However, after an unfortunate accident involving a member of the crowd being hit by a car, the mood dampened and people moved on.

All was not lost however, as things moved on to the main road at Nutts Corner!  Drag racing was in progress with some powerful cars strutting their stuff. I spotted Astra and Cavalier turbos, Celicas (of course Gillian and DTTB), Civics and CRXs. A night to remember indeed!


Andy is the founding member of RMS, and when he's not following motoring events around the UK and Ireland he can be found on the track (sideways, having competed in top level drifting for a decade), or of course he'll be on the forum.