Oh Bugsy - you rat! I thought this was about the English National (since, if you look at the original posting on the thread, it originally was, all those years ago!)and was under the impression that I'd missed some crucial bit of information. I've been suffering withdrawal symptoms since the very last one at Sutton Bonington.
bigJ, as far as I know, nothing as yet (if ever). The last I heard about it was from John Heydon, in answer to a direct question at Whitby in August last year, when they were still actively looking for somewhere that fulfilled all the requirements for the National. Since then , nothing further heard.
As to anything that compares favourably with it - there IS nothing like it, or even comes close as far as I'm aware - hence the withdrawal symptoms. Add to that the fact that there's a couple of friends who I've made over the years, that I only got to see at the National, and don't have any address (or even, come to that, I've realised, a surname for), and I miss it desperately!!
I separated the threads. Here is the thread about the Oz National