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|Driving up towards the main entrance of the|
235 acre site we followed this 1972 super low
burgundy beetle, sometimes you just get the
feeling it's going to be a good day.
|We paid the mere £6 entrance fee which gave|
us access to the whole site, including the fun
day. Making our way through the maze of fields
and fishing / boating lakes we spotted this super
bright green 1932 3 window coupe.
|This really does sit so low and whilst it may not|
be to everybody's taste, you have to admire
the engineering, personally, I love it. Apparently
it can light the tyre's up in any gear.
|The interior is sparse and in keeping with the|
exterior. The gear shift was so tall it almost
touched the roof.!
|After that totally mad pick up, let's get back to|
normal, and this 1932 Ford 3 window coupe
finished in bright yellow with the traditional
red painted steel wheels with beauty rings
and chrome hub caps fits the bill perfectly.
|This 1954 Chevrolet 3100 pick up truck was|
close to perfection. The overall condition was
immaculate and the two tone colour choice
|The contrasting colours along with the wood|
helped this truck stand out. Parked up next to
the red and white '54 was another immaculate
pick up truck in brown and cream, although
this one was a year older being a '53.
|This model A, 2 door has a phaeton style body|
(I think) and it looked great with it's pretty much
stock body. It's nice to see a rod that hasn't
had a roof chop.
|The chrome spoke wheels are new and add|
some serious bling to this RAT looking rod.
|This lovely blue 1927 model T roadster looked|
great with it's open engine and the motorcycle
fenders. The hot rodders favourite choice of
a small block Chevrolet engine with the triple
carburetters powered this little 'T' along.
|This stunning baby blue 1934 Ford looked|
fantastic, the bodies on these fully fendered
34's have such smooth flowing contour lines
that are enhanced by the curved and pointed
front grill. The pale body colour really suited
|The flowing curves of the body continue right|
to the tip of the rear fenders. This really is a
straight car, that reflection in the door is
|On the deck lid (boot) there was some very |
good yet subtle pin striping in complimentary
colours which just added to this car's true
|An old hot rod buddy of mine Russell, was at|
the fun day in his 1930 model A, 5 window
coupe. Russell and I go way back when we
both had Ford Popular's, I had a Rover V8 in
mine while Russell had squeezed a Jaguar
V12 into his.!
|The view of Russell's 1930 from the rear. How|
good does this look. Those massive rear tyre's
are needed for traction when Russell gives the
car some serious throttle abuse.
|A gorgeous 1950 Ford 2 door sports sedan in|
a lovely coat of gloss black paint. Originally
these sedan's would have had a two tone
paint scheme as standard.
|Perfectly straight body panels make this 50's|
Ford stand out. The classic pin stripes on the
deck lid looked great and suited this old Ford.
|This lovely sign written pick up truck started|
life as a 1946 Ford. It has been seriously
lowered and has gorgeous wire wheels.
|This Ford Anglia 105E panel van looked as|
though it had just appeared from the 1970's.
The black and flames paint scheme, the jacked
up rear end and running on old skool slot mag
wheels, this old Ford looked awesome.
|Inside the old panel van the 1970's theme|
continued. Brushed buttoned draylon, with a
mirror ball and sparkly flooring was the height
hot rod styling here in the U.K. in the 1970's.
|Another 1970's reincarnation was this 1967 |
SS Camero. Again the paint scheme was
pure 1970's as were the chrome side pipes.
The 'SS' had the 350 cubic inch V8 engine.
|A super bright multi coloured Ford Anglia |
E494A 2 door panel van. This pro street van
had a big blown Chevrolet motor and massive
wheels and tyres tucked under the original
|You can see just how big those huge rear |
wheels actually are in this photo. This really
was a bold colour scheme, that actually works
|The Ford Popular was, and I guess always will|
be the British rodders favourite choice of base
vehicle to transform into a hot rod. It was nice
to see so many 'Pops' at the show, each
different from the next.
|The line up of Ford Popular's around the out|
side of the show field. The Popular was
produced from 1953 -1962.
|Ford did make a pick up version of the Ford|
Popular, although only in Australia. I'm not
sure if this is a real Aussie 'Utility Vehicle'
they called a 'Ute' or not, but I did like it.
|A neat touch was the twin rear wheels which|
were not fitted as standard. I'm sure the Ford
script on the tail gate was also not standard,
it looks like something of a model 'A' or 'B'.
|The variety and standard in the Ford Popular|
line up was amazing. I did like this pro street
Pop with it's custom paint scheme and with the
huge rear tyres tucked under the original wings.
|I keep secretly hoping to see one of my old|
Ford Popular's at one of the hot rod shows,
but as yet I haven't seen one.
|No hot rod show would be complete without a|
1955 Chevrolet, and this 4 door sedan looked
great in it's red and black paint scheme.
|The '55 Chevy is one of the most iconic cars|
of all time within the hot rod scene.
|It's nice to see some fellow Volkswagen's at|
the N.S.R.A fun day. The black fender less
bug in the foreground looked great in it's matt
black paint scheme and whitewall tyre's and
|The rear of this bug looked good and that |
small rear window shows just how much the
roof has had taken out of the height. I did like
the high exhausts and the tall skinny rear tyre's.
|A gorgeous 1953 Ford Customline 4 door |
Sedan in mint green. This lovely Ford had
not been restored or rodded and it was a bit
shabby around the edges, but I wouldn't have
it any other way, it looked fantastic.
|This may well have been the original paint, it|
certainly looked old enough. I did like those
round tail lights. This really is a gorgeous
|This stunning MK2 Ford Zephyr low line was|
another car that had it's roots back in the
1970's. The jacked up rear end with the 5
spoke chrome wheels are classic British
1970's hot rod styling.
|The rear of this Zephyr is high, but that is how |
it was, back in the good old days. The simlpy
gorgeous gloss black paint looked fantastic
and gave off an amazing reflection.