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Flame & Thunder 2012

Saturday 27th October

Stunts & Drag Racing Family Firework Spectacular!

Flame & Thunder 2012 Report & Gallery

  Flame & Thunder

Flame & Thunder just gets bigger and better year after year and the 2012 show was no exception. The Track opened bright and early and a whole host of eager racers took advantage of the track time featuring cars and bikes from various classes of Drag Racing. This also featured a number of quirky vehicles including a miniature Post Man Pat Van (Made from a coin operated ride), a Royal Nail Van, the World’s Fastest Mini and a whole host of other interesting vehicles. We also had a selection of invited vehicles taking to the track with Jet Karts, Julian Webb's amazing Split Second Jet Dragster, 2 x Top Fuel Dragsters who both put in stunning runs, Eric Teboul’s Rocket Bike, Ronnie Picardo’s Jet Beetle and more. Unfortunately due to freak Rain/Hail/Sleet showers the track sessions were interrupted but we managed to dry the track in time for 2 Fire Burnouts from a couple of daredevil drivers.

Luckily Flame & Thunder was one show that doesn’t revolve entirely around the track because there were so many activities going on elsewhere. The Live Action Arena put on 3 shows with no less than 3 Monster Trucks, an awesome Stunt Bike Display, The Maximum Lock Drift Display Team (from Malta), The Vander Brothers Quad Wheel (from South Africa) and Terry Grant even got in on the action too.

Just over the road from the Live Action Arena was the huge annual Bonfire and with so many jet vehicles on site it would have been rude not to use one to start the fire. Ronnie Picardo did the honours with his Blue Max Jet Beetle. The Kids Party took place in the Fuelers Bar and was another busy occasion entertaining the little ones with this Halloween themed activity. So we needed something for the girls at this show and over on the Live Stage we had exactly that with the Only One Direction Tribute Band who performed to an adoring audience.

In the Skies Mark Jefferies braved the conditions and entertained the crowds with his fantastic stunt show and of course we had the highlight for many, the massive Fireworks Display.

So we had performers and race drivers from all over the world but we felt that we needed someone from America to contribute to the activities and boy did this come as a treat.
Monster Energy brought International Superstar Ken Block and his team of Drivers to the party for the final round of their massive Gymkhana Grid European Competition. What a show they put on, Ken Block, Liam Doran, Vaughn Gittin Jnr, Terry Grant, Buttsy Butler, a Drift Truck  and Team Japspeed all took to the track throughout the day in a stunning display of exquisite car control. They even threw in some glow in the dark wheels, pyrotechnics and fireworks, all of which made for a perfect recipe of entertainment.

2012 Photo Gallery

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Fire Burnout  

Fire Burnout
Bob Hawkins

Fireworks  

Fireworks
Fireworks

Funfair  

Funfair
Dodgums

Band  

Band
Only One Direction

Fireworks  

Fireworks
Fireworks

Jet Kart  

Jet Kart
Jet Kart

Fire Burnout  

Fire Burnout
Dave Gibbons

Jet Kart  

Jet Kart
Jet Kart

Autograph Session  

Autograph Session
Ken Block

Movie Cars  

Movie Cars
Blues Brothers

Jet Kart  

Jet Kart
Jet Kart

Bonfire  

Bonfire
Bonfire Lighting

Air Display  

Air Display
Mark Jefferies

Race Truck  

Race Truck
Gymkhana Grid

Monster Truck Rides  

Monster Truck Rides
Red Dragon

Wall of Death  

Wall of Death
Stunt Riding

JDS Pro  

JDS Pro
Leon Green's Supra

Pro Mod  

Pro Mod
Jean Dulamon's Camaro

Vauxhall  

Vauxhall
Roy Walker

Bike Demo  

Bike Demo
Phil Pratt

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Photography Competition

The winner of the Photo Competition to find the best photo taken at Flame & Thunder 2012 was Stanislav Celko who won a year's magazine subscription.

View all entries on the 2012 Flame & Thunder Photo Competiton page.

Practical Photography

 

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