We had arranged to meet James and Helen en-route at the Thame service station, in Thame at midday.
|I arrived at the Charter Pub first, so while I was|
waiting for the others I decided to take a photo
of my cab area, not the prettiest but so far it's
|Ellie, Andy and Esmé arrived shortly after me|
in Ellie's Golf.
|After a 9 mile cruise we met James and Helen,|
in Helen's bright yellow and white '73 beetle
at the service station, which had a Burger King
on the site so it would be rude not to get a
burger and coke, right.?
|James and Helen led the cruise to the show|
in Helen's beetle named 'Fanny' which was
about 2 miles from the service station.
|We arrived at the show and immediately saw|
Mathew and Julie's 1972 crossover bay.
Matthew has been a 'facebook' friend of
mine for some time and this was the first time
we had actually met.
|Matthew's bay is really clean and straight and|
the Savanna Beige paintwork was immaculate.
Matthew and Julie were very nice people as
were their 2 little girls and I hope to see them
again at another show somewhere.
|Air-cooled line up at the classic car show, more|
VW's did turn up, but by then, due to the parking
they were all parked up around the show.
|Stuart, Tim and Amelia turned up shortly after|
us, and managed to get in the same line as us.
Stuarts '71 early bay, which rumour has it
will be painted soon.
|Stuarts bay has been in red oxide for so long|
now, it'll seem strange to see it painted.
|The interior of Stuarts bay is, I think a Devon|
weekender which is all original and by all
accounts quite rare.
|My '69 microbus enjoying the bank holiday|
|Looking across to the shiny side of the line up,|
Helen's beetle and Matthew's Bay both
freshly polished and both looking good.
|A lovely 1970 Mini Clubman with wide wheels, |
flared wheel arches and bonnet straps. These
are getting quite rare and this race inspired
model looked great and in such good
|A gorgeous 1967 series one bright red Jaguar |
E-Type coupe. This one had the 4.2 litre
engine and with super straight body work with
the classic lines only an E-Type has.
|The E-Type was produced from 1961 - 1975|
and has been ranked in the worlds 'top 100
most beautiful cars' and it isn't hard to see why.
|A classic British hot rod is the Ford Popular|
and this super bright yellow example was a
really nice looking rod. Featuring Centerline
wheels and a louvred bonnet and single
|The power plant in this rod is a tried and |
trusted Rover V8, with an auto box. The
Eddlebrock air filter adds a bit of sparkle
under the hood.
|With oversize rear wings, to accommodate the|
huge wheels and 'tear drop' tail lights, a
'frenched' boot lid, and exhausts exiting the
car in front of the rear wings this 'Pop' has
all the requirements needed to be a true
|Continuing the British rod set up, this '60's|
Ford had the Jaguar chromed rear axle.
|This Chrysler Valiant Charger looked awesome|
in it's yellow and black paint scheme. A true
American classic from 1973. This one had the
265ci engine with the 3 speed manual box.
|Such a tough looking muscle car, from the|
era when cars were cars and not hybrid
monstrosities of today.
|Joe also owns a gorgeous early bay, so this|
buggy is his fun play thing.
|Looking forward from the rear of Joe's buggy,|
super high back seats with 4 point harness
make sure Joe and Kerry are at least safe, if
|The unmistakable shape of the Triumph|
TR6. The TR6 was produced from 1969 -
1976 and almost 95,000 were made.
|The TR6 featured a 2.5 litre six cylinder in line|
engine with a 4 speed manual gearbox with
the option of overdrive.
|An immaculate 1966 Chevrolet Nova. These|
compact muscle cars had a 194 cu in in line
straight six engine and either a 3/4 speed
manual or a 2 speed power glide gearbox.
|The '66 - '67 Nova's featured the semi fast-|
back roof, which I think makes the style very
tough looking. Add to the tough styling a
super coat of red paint and a set of
polished American racing wheels and you
have one tough looking ride.
|I do like American pick up trucks and this 1970|
F100 is a beauty. This is the fifth generation
of the F series pick up. The fifth generation
had a choice of six engine sizes and came in
either a 2 door or 4 door models.
|Another mate of mine Mark, came over in his|
very distinctive crossover bay. Mark is a
member of The House of Dub VW Club.
This bay has a 2 litre motor fitted which Mark
makes full use of.
|Mark has so many accessories / stickers on his|
bay that it almost qualifies as a show by it's
|This mk1 Ford Escort Mexico is a blast from|
my youth. These were the only car to have if
you wanted to get noticed. During the 1960's
- 1970's Ford were practically unbeaten in
rallying with Hannu Mikkola winning the 1970
London to Mexico rally.
|Classic paint scheme on the 1973 model made|
the Mexico stand out from the other Ford Escort
models available at the time.
|The Classic car show at Brill is a very chilled|
out one day show. Time for a natter with
Stuart, Helen and James while I make a cup
|Tony (Big T) came over in his super clean|
square back. This super straight gloss black
beauty never fails to draw a crowd at shows.
|Tony's '67 rides on air suspension and features|
a super narrow front end. The reflection in
the gloss black down the side of the square
looks like a mirror.
|Nathan, popped over in his bright yellow |
beach buggy. I do like this buggy, with the
polished side pods.
|Nathan couldn't stay long due to family |
commitments, but it was great to see him and
his buggy at the show.
|Anthony came over with Tony and Nathan|
in his RAT looking notch back. Tony, Nathan
and Anthony are all members of Ox-Dubz VW
Club, based in Oxfordshire
|This is another of those cars that I never get|
tired of looking at.
|Rear ends of Nathan's buggy and Tony's|
|Anthony's notch and Nathans Buggy drawing|
the crowds at the show.