About 15 miles from my hometown of Aylesbury nestled deep in the Buckinghamshire countryside is the historic village of Brill. Every August Bank Holiday they hold a beer festival with a fun day including a classic car show. My friend James asked if we would like to go, so Stuart, his wife Julie and daughter Amelia and I went along to meet James and Helen for a day out
|We arranged to meet James and Helen at the|
services in Thame en-route to the show.
|Stuart had to get some petrol so the services|
was a good place to meet.
|We arrived at the show and parked up. James|
brought Helen's yellow beetle, named Fanny.
|Classic cars were abundant, and the MG was|
a fine example.
|Not necessarily a classic but this TVR was|
a desirable sports car.
|Another TVR in silver... very nice.|
|1960's Mk1 Lotus Cortina. Immaculate.|
|The Lotus motor. Not very big in size, but it |
has plenty of power.
|This TVR 3000M was slightly older than the|
other TVR's, but was just as clean as just as
|Pontiac Trans Am. These Pontiac's get bigger|
and bigger very year.
|Early 1960's Triumph TR4 in race trim.|
|It looked fast even when just parked up.|
|And here's the reason, it participated in the |
1962 Alpine rally.
|A very early Riley.|
|A De Dion Bouton, circa 1912 ( I reckon)|
|You have to admire these guy's that keep|
these vintage vehicles maintained and road
worthy. All these vehicles were driven here.
|Another De Dion Bouton Tricycle, circa 1899.|
|I can't even begin to imagine what this must|
be like to ride this on the road.
|It's a bit of a 'rat look' De Dion, but it was very |
|Big brass plate of the front confirms what it is.|
|Lovely Triumph TR6.|
|Early Chevrolet, looks like a Chevy de luxe |
4 door to me.. but I could be wrong.!
|Whatever model this is, it was lovely. I loved|
the 50's turquoise colour.
|This lovely dark green classic was, I think|
|A stunning Austin Healey 100 circa 1955.|
|Even without computers, the designers of|
these classics really knew how to make a
|Very clean early 1960's Morris Minor Van.|
|This looked as though it had been restored to|
a very high standard. I doubt it was this good
when it left the Morris factory many years ago.
|The owner was right to show it off, every |
where you looked on this van was immaculate.
|This mid 1950's Morris Minor convertible, was|
also stunning, although I'm not sure the colour
was available from the factory.
|Diamond white Triumph TR4, circa 1963.|
|Triumph 2000, again in brilliant white.|
|1960's Hillman Minx, in off white over bright |
|I'm of that certain age where I can actually |
remember these driving on the roads.!
|Now this is different... a Rover 75|
|Another picture of the Rover, can you spot|
what's wrong with this picture....
|Gorgeous bright yellow Triumph Stag. I do |
like these cars.
|Another Stag, this time in bright red.|
|Classic shape of these 1970's British sports|
|Time for a VW fix.. Stuarts chequered fronted|
bay, Helen's yellow / white beetle and my
|Once we had parked up, we realised that |
because my bay is a left hooker, and Stuarts
is a UK bus, our sliding doors were not facing
towards the beetle, so not to be unsociable
Stu and I changed our positions.
|That's better. Stu actually swung his cooker|
out and made a cup of tea...
|Random shot of the classic car show.|
|Gavin, from paint shop pro's, brought his baja|
|Metalflake paint looks so good on baja's and|
|Nice photo of the crew all parked up.|
|Stuarts bus with cooker in operation.|
|James, Helen and Julie relax in the sunshine.|
|Helen's beetle looking shiny.|
|Helen, Julie and Stuart deep in conversation.|
|My bay looking along the row of classics.|
|This lilac beetle arrived mid way through the|
afternoon and headed for the VW line up.
|It was quite clean, and nice to see it there.|
|Mk1 Ford Escort 'Mexico's'|
|Very clean engine bay in the Mexico.|
|On the way home, James, Helen and I |
decided to do a quick photo shoot in the village
centre by the windmill.
|My bay and Helen's beetle with the windmill.|
|Parked up opposite the windmill.|
|Brill's famous windmill which was constructed|
|The windmill was restored a few years ago, |
and is one of the best preserved of the
dozen or so 17th century 'post mills' still
standing in the UK.
|After the photo shoot, James led the way back|
home via the back roads.