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|My 1969 Microbus parked up at the Chearsley|
Classic Car show. I have attended this little
show for the past 4 years and it really is a good
day out for all the family.
|This lovely MK1 Ford Escort had a rally look|
about it with the wide wheel arches and the
paint scheme. This unassuming MK1 had a
dark secret, it's power plant...
|... which was a V8 engine. Assuming the huge|
increase of power could be transferred to the
back wheels (and I have no reason to doubt
it can't) then this little Ford is going to be so
fast across any terrain.
|I know it was a classic car show but this lovely|
BMW R 1200GS looked fantastic parked up.
I do like the GS, it is the ideal touring motor-
cycle and this one even has the brackets for
the hard rear panniers... all ready for a
road trip to anywhere!
|This gorgeous graphite grey razor edge is a|
regular at the Chearsley show. This 1969 razor
really is immaculate and features a steel sun
roof taken from a Karmann Ghia.
|Regular readers will recognise this lovely 1934|
hot rod, as it was at the Blackthorn Classic Car
Show that I attended a few weeks ago.
|This fully fendered rod is more of a resto rod,|
rather than a full blown hot rod, but doesn't it
look good. I do like the unusual colour choice.
|This British racing green AC Cobra replica was|
stunning. The attention to detail the owner has
put into the car during it's build is amazing.
|The shape of the Cobra is a true classic and |
just looks fast even standing still as all true
muscle cars do.
|The local MG owners club always attend this|
show and always have a very impressive display
of their members vehicles.
|This gorgeous Ferrari 365 GTC/4 2+2 looked|
fantastic in it's very unusual Ferrari silver
colour. The GTC/4 was produced from 1966 -
1970. The GTC had the 4.4 litre, 320hp engine
with a 5 speed manual gearbox.
|Ferrari only made 168 GTC's and only 22 in|
right hand drive. Due to the rarity of this true
classic, the value of something like this has to
be close to £100,000 ($153,607 approx)
|This stunning example of the Rover 12 looked|
fantastic in it's super shiny black gloss paint.
This Rover 12 was the P1 version brought was
produced from 1934 - 1936. It had the 196cc
engine than could propel this car to 70mph.
|A vast array of classic cars on show from years|
gone by. Whatever your into, you'll probably find
it at the Chearsley Classic Car show.
|I'm not really sure how the owner of the lovely|
Jaguar 1.5 litre actually got his car to the show
as it was a complete wreck. This looked like a
real barn find and every panel was corroded
almost beyond repair.
|However the 1776cc engine was complete |
|The manufacture of this car back in 1935|
comprised of a steel body on wood construction
chassis however in 1938 they changed to a
complete steel construction, as this one is.
|The interior of this lovely old Jaguar was all|
complete if a little tatty, but it also had many
body panels stored inside, body panels that
would cost a fortune to get replaced today.
|This lovely off white and green Bedford|
Dormobile was circa 1963 and being the owner
of a modern 1969 camper it was very interesting
to see how it all started.
|The interior was 100% original and it was|
fascinating to see inside. I did like the passenger
seat that revolved around to face the living
|This really was a nice looking camper. I did |
like the matching pop top and the cab mounted
|To celebrate the 'official' opening of the show|
by Tony Hadley, of Spandau Ballet fame, we
were also treated to a fly past by probably the
most famous WW2 aircraft, the Spitfire.
|The Spitfire was designed as a short range,|
high performance interceptor aircraft to use
against the Luftwaffe during world war 2.
|These aircraft even today are so nimble that|
it was difficult to keep the plane in the frame
as I tried to take a photo, let alone trying to zoom
in on the plane. This Spitfire made 3 fly pasts,
and these are my best photos!
|This bright 1986 T25 Transporter was originally|
used as a bread van. During 1995 the van was
converted into a camper and the old 1600cc
engine was replaced for a 1800cc fuel injected
motor from a Scirocco.
|The high top was added in 1995 and in 2007|
the van was treated to it's new bright yellow
and white paint scheme, which still looks as
good today as it did way back then.
|This gorgeous 1950's Pontiac Catalina looked|
fantastic in it's baby blue paint. The early
Catalina's had the Flathead straight eight engine
The Catalina was produced from 1950 - 1958.
|This beautifully restored AEC Merry Weather|
Fire Engine is circa 1958 and featured the new
revolutionary turntable ladder. These AEC
Fire Engines in used by the London Fire
|Looking across the Chearsly cricket field at all|
the wonderful classic cars in the glorious
|The GT was based on the Ford Popular chassis|
and came with ready fitted doors, bonnet and a
|This exhibitor came along on his classic motor|
cycle, set up his stool and sung George Formby
songs to the public as they walked by.
|This Lamborghini Countach looked awesome|
in this, dare I say Ferrari red colour. This 2 door
sports car had a mid mounted V12 engine with
a manual gearbox. They were produced from
1974 - 1990 and only 2049 were produced.
|The body of the Countach is made from aircraft|
grade aluminium over a space frame chassis.
The whole car weighs about 3000lb, so with the
V12 engine this is not going to hang around.
|This stunning bright red Vauxhall Victor was|
really immaculate. This 'FB' series Victor was
produced from 1961 - 1964, although the
Victor, in various models was produced from
1957 - 1978.
|The FB series was available in two variants,|
a 4 door saloon and a five door estate.
|They also came with a choice of engine size, |
you could either have the 1.5 litre or the 1.6
litre straight 4 OHV version.
|Under those gorgeous gull wing doors, the red|
and black leather seats looks so comfortable.
The whole interior is a work of art.
|This immaculate Morris Oxford MO series|
traveller had been beautifully restored. The
MO series traveller was produced from 1948
- 1954 and featured the easily recognisable
rear wooden frame.
|The organisers of the show had also laid on|
some entertainment in the form of a band, that
played to the crowds outside the bar. I didn't
catch the name of the band, but they seemed
to go down well.
|Looking across towards the bar and food area|
of the Chearsley Classic Car Show. This really
is a nice chilled out show with fun for all the