|The show started at midday but vehicles were|
arriving from 10.00am. I arrived at about 11.20
and parked my bay up. The show field looks a
bit sparse in this photo but then it was still early.
|The XJ220 had a turbo charged V6 engine|
with 4 wheel drive. It also had a revolutionary
aluminium chassis. By the end of production
in 1992 just 275 cars were produced and each
one cost £470,000 (about $767416).
|The rear end of the XJ220. The engine is mid|
mounted and the tripled layered rear glass
lifts up to aid ventilation to allow hot air from
the engine escape.
|A lovely 1970 Jaguar XJ12 Mk.1 finished in|
a stunning coat of brilliant white paint. This one
has the 2.8l engine (2790cc). These luxury
cars has power steering and leather upholstery
|These XJ12's were commonly known as the |
Daimler Sovereign, however these were made
by Daimler and were an upmarket version of
the Jaguar XJ12.
|An absolutely gorgeous Morgan plus 4 with|
an equally gorgeous coat of Burgundy paint
with cream leather upholstery.
|The smell from that lovely leather upholstery was|
intoxicating, and the real wood dash was a work
of art, as was the wood rimmed sterring wheel.
|Even today Morgan still hand make all those |
body panels and wings. The alloy body sits on
a steel box chassis with wood bracing to support
|A Mk1 Ford Escort in bronze with widened|
fibreglass wheel arches to cover those 7 x 13
super lite wheels. This Mk.1 had the original
1700 xflow engine.
|A beautiful 1953 Morris Minor series 'MM' |
convertible. The present owner gave this
'moggy' a restoration which took less than
|The Morris Minor line up at the Chearsley|
classic car show.
|This is a car close to my heart as I owned one|
many years ago. It's a Triumph Herald, I can't
remember what year mine was, but this was a
1965 model complete with sunroof.
|This car wasn't in concourse condition, but it|
was very nice and most importantly, it was
on the road and being driven.
|A very clean T25 pop top. I remember this from|
last years show, because I was amazed how
clean it was. A year later and it's still as clean.
|This 1980 bus was immaculate and finished|
in a lovely colour and had plenty of accessories
|Inside the cab of the T25, the owner was|
prepared for the worst by having his 'AA'
membership card at hand, just in case of
|A lovely 1965 MGB roadster finished in a|
gorgeous green. This 4 cylinder 1748cc
engine is the original engine.
|A true British classic. This car had also had|
the original gearbox until 2012, when it was
replaced for a gearbox with overdrive, which
allows 500rpm lower in third and top gears.
|Only the essentials in the luggage space, a|
jerry can, spare battery and some spares.
|Absolutely stunning bodywork finished in a |
silver colour which I think suits the car perfectly.
|The owner was saying that on his way to |
Germany for a KG meeting, the choke cable
broke and shorted out the electrics causing him
to cancel the trip. He has now had the car re-wired
and new choke cable fitted.
|The owner has owned this car for many years|
and it wasn't until the car was re-wired this
time that the clock in the dash started to work,
it never had before!
|A good friend of mine, Melanie came along|
in her Army Land Rover.
|Mel and her partner 'spanners' like to keep|
the Army theme going. Mel's Landy and
'Spanners' Army truck.
|This 1959 MGA 1600 roadster was amazing.|
This one has the 1950cc BMC engine which
pushed out 130bhp.
|Lovely 1950's stying on this MGA.|
|It has push button starting, 5 speed Ford type|
9 gearbox and electric variable power steering.
The red vinyl interior was gorgeous.
|This 1950cc motor can propel the car to a max|
speed of 110mph, and 0-60 in 10 seconds, not
bad for a 1950's car.
|This front end is so recognisable, it's a Ford|
Escort Mk.1 Mexico. The front end of a Mexico
differs from other Escort models by having
chrome quarter bumbers and plastic covers
over the head lights.
|The classic paint scheme of the Mexico. |
Although the Mexico was available in various
colours, the scheme was always the same.
|This must have had a restoration as it was|
totally immaculate and all original.
|This 1929 Indian scout motorcycle was so|
beautiful.The Indian Motorcycle company made
these from 1920 - 1949. The owner of this
motorcycle was on holiday in the U.S where
he saw it hanging on a cafe wall as a centre-
|Very few of these cars are ever seen on the big |
screen. However, a sapphire blue Alpine
featured prominently in the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock
film To Catch a Thief starring Cary Grant and
|This 1954 Morris Cowley medium sized |
commercial vehicle (MCV) and based on the
Morris Oxford. This had the 1746cc side valve
engine, four speed column change gearbox and
were rated as 1/2 ton carrying capacity.
|The 1746cc side valve engine. It almost looks|
lost in that huge engine bay.
|Interior of the Morris Cowley is totally original |
and looks so period.
|This amazing led sled arrived later in the day.|
This is a car I have seen being driven locally
and I have seen it at a few local shows.
|The bodywork fabrication on this car is a work|
of art and must have taken hours. It rides on
air suspension, which gives you a clue as to
what this car started out as...
|The rear end looks menacing, and reminds me|
of something from a Batman movie.
|A better look at the rear body work fabrication.|
|Interior of the led sled is a mixture of 1950's|
nostalgia and the jetsons.