Apocalyptica - Road to Ruin 2017

In the Beginning there was Road to Ruin - the seed of an idea of a gathering of Rat Car and RatBikers at a given point in time with a road run to a central gathering.

This very quickly matabolised and mutated into a gathering of Mad-Max inspired Armageddonists with design on a much larger event.

Several potential sites were investigated and a disused airfield at Finmere, Bucks was chosen for the venue

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The Road to Ruin was the largest convoy of Post Armageddon vehicles seen on British roads. The destination was Jacks Hill Cafe on the A5 at Towcester - 35 mile trip punctuated by open-mouthed onlookers and camera phones - footage and photos were circulated worlwide!

Returning to the site after the run, all the vehicles took part in the Desolation Boulevard vehicle show, alongside more Doomsday-inspired motors that were not legally driveable on the highway.

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Finmere was a WW2 Airbase with one remaining building - the Control Tower, from which a spectacular Laser light show illuminated the entire venue.

The site was populated with marquees, trade stalls, sideshows and food vendors and of course a well-stocked beer tent!

Entertainment was prolific with 8 bands over two days, Fire Dancers, Drag racing UniMotorcycles, Burlesque Sword Dancers and a fully driveable 1941 Grant Tank.

Staurday saw the first ever Road to Ruin road run - comprising 35 weird and wonderful Mad-Max inspired Wasteland Wandering vehicles of all types. From a pink Ford Focus on steroids with flame thrower and machine guns, to a ten-foot tall Hummer with all doors removed. There were Hot Rods, Vans, Matt-Black and rusted cars of all descriptions, let by a cohort of Mad-Ass Ratbikers through the lanes of Buckinghamshire.

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for an external link to images from the original 2017 Festival

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