BHP Show 2016 • Lydden Hill
The last time I visited the BHP show I was pregnant with Lil's and it was only a one day event. This year I got to take my baby back to see it for herself and enjoy two days there instead, including a COLD night of camping.
The BHP show is (I believe) a yearly event which takes place at Lydden Hill Race Circuit. This is about 1 hour and a half drive from our house so not too far for us to go, Lilly was as good as gold travelling both there and back, but then again she slept the whole way back.
The show wasn't as good as back in 2012 due to the lack of demo's but the Drift Allstars team were amazing and made Lilly scream with joy after a silly 5 minutes of being scared.
On the Sunday we took a look around the pits, that's a big reason why we like Lydden hill is because of the open pits. There were so many nice cars both drift cars and track day cars too. Lilly was very excited especially aboutt the purple one pictured below.
There was a giant Corbeau seat which me and Lilly could not resist, Lilly literally had to climb onto it.
My arty shot
That night we camped as the Monday promised to be the main day of racing. We had a BBQ for dinner and Lilly fell asleep in my arms about 7:30pm. Sadly we had a family with a campervan using a generator right next to our tent till 11pm but luckily Lilly slept through that.
There was supposed to be live music that night but a few days before the event they had to change it to the next day due to rules and regulaions.
Once we had eaten our dinner we toasted marshmallows over the BBQ and tried to enjoy our evening. The sleep wasn't the best, it was quite cold and there certainly wasn't enough room for the three of us on our camp bed, I almost fell off twice. Lilly was lovely and cosy between me and Liam and we got an ok sleep with Lilly waking at the usual 6am.
The next day we packed up all the bits and sorted our cars out, we did chuck our tent away though as the zip broke on both doors and there was a bedroom missing too.
The second day was a cold and wet so we spent the day in the car watching the drifting and track time. There were some amazing sounding cars and even a people carrier went out during the track time which made us chuckle.
Midday on the Monday they held a soapbox race, we managed to catch the last contestant as there were only three entered but it was funny all the same.
The drifting final was so good and it had dried out a bit by then and the tyre smoke made the last few runs looks so dramatic. I not 100% sure who won but the two in the final were amazing.
It was a shame that there were no displays this year but we did enjoy ourselves but couldn't wait to get home that night.
We had a great time but we will certainly be looking at alternative places to stay in future.