Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Chiltern Hills Classic Car Rally, part 2/2

The second (and final) part of my write up on the Chiltern Hills Classic Car Rally continues in the show and shine field where the classic cars were on display.

This lovely looking 1963 Chevrolet pick up
truck in beautiful gloss black caught my eye,
I do have thing about American pick ups.

The interior looked pretty much as Chevrolet
designed it 51 years ago... apart from the
striped blanket on the bench seat which is
probably hiding years of wear.

This truck has a lovely clean and straight body
which only enhances the black paint.

A  MK1 Ford Cortina in Gulf Racing colours
looked purposeful with it's wide wheels and
 roll cage.

This super bright orange 1971 mini stood out
in the sunshine. A very clean and tidy car with
the added accessory of a roll cage.

Looking under the open bonnet I noticed the
reason for the roll cage, this beauty had a
'Harris Motorsport' engine. The infamous Harris
brothers of south London are famous for building
very fast Mini engines.

This 1970 Volvo Amazon was absolutely
stunning, I'm sure I'm right in saying this
 is an original Volvo colour for the year.

This really was immaculate from every angle,
Those chrome bumpers looked brand new.

All this walking about looking at the show
vehicles in the spring sunshine makes you
thirsty... time to make a cup of tea in my bus.

Whilst the kettle was boiling I noticed a VW
Razor Edge that had parked up in the row
behind me. I do like these and this one looked
so nice in silver.

Looking through the open sunroof, the classic
interior looks timeless and still as nice today
as it was when this was produced way back in

The Razor Edge really does have beautiful
body lines.

The variety of classic cars at the show was
amazing, here lined up together are, a Ford
Mustang, a Beetle and a Lotus Elan.

I was drawn towards this gorgeous 1966
Beetle finished in white. There really isn't
anything better than a original looking early

This Beetle was in pristine condition and some
one has obviously spent a lot of time and money
getting it to this standard, but it was worth all
the effort.

Here's a car that brings back happy memories
for me, as I had one many years ago. It's a
1969 MK2 Ford Cortina 1600e. The only thing
I can see that isn't original is the chrome

The 1600e differed from the standard 1600
by having twin spotlights at the front, a
wooden dash board with wooden door caps
and rear fog lights. The engine also had a
bit more grunt.

If I remember correctly my 1600e was also
gold, albeit a lighter shade of gold and mine
didn't have a vinyl roof, but i did have the
original 'Ford Rostyle' wheels.

Seeing a tractor at a classic car show is
nothing unusual, but this one caught my eye
and got me wondering.

Now I have heard of flat pack furniture you
assemble yourself at home but how about
flat pack tractor.! Can you imagine the
assembly instructions for this...!

Like the tractor, seeing an old steam engine
is part and parcel for a classic car meet and
this one looked amazing.

Mark Chapman, a member of the Wolfsburg
Weed Huggers VW Club attended the show
with his family in his very distinctive purple
1972 Beetle.

Another VW of 1972 vintage was this early
bay in black over red. This was a lovely
looking bus, I especially liked that 3 bow
roof rack.

More American Muscle cars on display and
this 1956 Chevrolet 2 door coupe looked
gorgeous in red and white with American
racing wheels and white wall tyres.

Interior of the '56 was pure nostalgia. I love
the bench seat and column change.

Whilst walking round the show this Fiat 500
drove past, not only a convertible but it was also
minus the doors.

To finish off my blog review, here we have a
super looking 1957 Chevrolet 2 door coupe
in silver and white. This '57 was totally

So that was the 2014 Chiltern Hills Classic
Car Rally. Overall a great day out, with so
many classic cars / bikes / military vehicles
and so many side attractions and stalls
this one day show is well worth attending.

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