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
|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|
|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
|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
|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
|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.