Back in May this year a few members of the Outcast VW Club, including Matthew and Caroline, Claude and Jean, and I went to the Stanford Hall VW Show, (check out my review here: http://my1969vwmicrobus.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/stanford-hall-2014-part-1.html ) and on the same day the Watford Hot Rod Club were holding their show and shine day. The Watford Rods hold their annual show and shine day in association with the Beaconsfield Classic Car show and this is a good little show which is quite near to our hometown and normally has a good selection of hot rods & customs. They have several rockabilly bands playing live all day and also have trade stands and an auto jumble. Claude and his partner Jean and I decided to leave the Stanford Hall show slightly earlier than normal and drive the 77 miles from Stanford Hall in Lutterworth to Beaconsfield in Bucks where the show was being held. Unfortunately we left later than expected and by the time we arrived at the Watford Rods venue a lot of the vehicles had either left or were leaving, but luckily there were still a few hot rods for us to look at. To see just how good this show normally is, check out my review from last year here:
|Claude's 1960 kombi and my 1969 early bay|
parked up at the Watford Rods show. You can
see how empty the show and shine field is
|This steel bodied Model 'A' roadster has been|
at the Watford rods show for the past few years
and I never get tired of looking at it. It is totally
original including the chassis, brakes, steering
and the engine.
|This really is one of my favourite rods,and I|
just love everything about it.
|I spotted this truck and trailer just as this |
awesome chopper was being loaded. From the
quick look I got of this chopper, it looked an
stunning bike with an awesome flamed paint
|Not all the quality rods had gone as this lovely|
1932 hi-boy proves. Finished in stunning red
with a black hood, I did start to count the
louvres in the boot lid, but gave up... suffice
to say, there were lots.
|OK, it's not an original '32 dash or steering |
wheel but the combination did look good.
Interior was as immaculate as the outside, I
love the black and red tuck and roll vinyl
upholstery and matching door cards.
|Such a pretty car with out the hood and minus |
the front and rear fenders. A drilled chrome
I beam holds the front up and what looks like
1940's drum brakes help this roadster stop.
|The motor looks like a small block Chevy with|
quad carbs. I did like the polished accessories
including the coil cover, the alternator and the
front pulley's. The finish on that chassis is
amazing as is the rest of the paintwork.
|Another angle of this '32, it does look tough |
from this angle. Lovely big and little painted
steel wheels with those large rear tyres make
this car stand out
|A lovely 1950 Chevrolet 310 pick up truck, it's |
been lowered and had some cool sign writing
done on the cab doors, and with that dark grey
satin finish body with the red steel wheels with
white wall tyres, what else could you possibly
|A mid 1950's Ford Popular in bright red and |
with a standard height roof. Lovely chrome
5 spoke wheels contrast the paint nicely.
|The classic shape of the Ford 'Popular'. This |
one has widened front and rear wings, this is
normally because the new donor suspension
for the front and rear is wider than the original.
The bright red gloss paint looked so nice in
the summer sunshine.
| A 1934 fully fendered Ford, in white with a |
yellow / orange decal down the side and running
on chrome 5 spoke wheels. Such a smooth
looking car with flowing contours.