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|This stock looking 1970 early bay was amazingly|
clean and straight. The baby blue paint over the
perfectly straight body looked amazing. Apart
from the white wall tyres, this bus really could
have just driven off the assembly line.
|As with many British classic cars of the time, the|
styling was influenced by American cars. You
can see the tail fins and pointed light clusters
that look very similar to an 1950's Chevrolet.
|The interior of the Zephyr is pure 1950's with|
it's full width bench seat and column change
|A perfectly restored Ford Consul Capri in bright|
red with a white roof. These Consul Capri's were
produced from 1961 - 1964 and were loosely
based on the Ford Thunderbird & Galaxie.
|This 1978 custom Ford Transit van was a blast|
from the past, with it's amazing paint job with
air brushed murals. These are the types of
vehicles that got me interested in the custom /
hot rod scene back in the early eighties.
|This custom 'Tranny' had the most amazing|
air brush art work, including this portrait of
Stevie Wonder on the door mirror.
|This gorgeous Jaguar D Type replica was very|
well built and looked the part. The original D
types were produced from 1954 - 1957 and
won the Le Mans 24 hour race in 1955, 1956
|The huge fin behind the driver was intended|
to provide aerodynamic stability.
|The D type had the innovative monocoque|
construction brought from the aviation industry
to competition design.
|There were hundreds of bikes from all years|
at the Chiltern Hills show, but this scooter
caught my eye with numerous lights and
|Whatever type of classic vehicles you're into,|
you'll be sure it find it at ht is show. The sheer
diversity of all the classic cars was immense.
|This gorgeous 1957 Chevrolet 2 door coupe|
in turquoise and white was stunning. I think
this is the 'two-ten' model. The aftermarket
chrome wheels looked great and finished off
the look of this all time classic car.
|This lovely 1947 (I think) Chevrolet step side|
truck looked great with it's sun burnt patina.
This truck had a hot rod theme sitting so low
and with those red painted steel wheels.
|I do like these old 1940's / 50's trucks as they|
just look so perfect and they are so handy, if fact
they are so handy you can...
|...carry your own miniature motorcycle in the|
back. I think this small Harley type bike could
have been powered by an electric motor.
|I think this truck was another replica but it was|
so well built it was hard to tell.
|This little pick up is powered by the hot rodders|
choice of engines, the 24 stud Ford flat head V8.
|The Chevrolet Corvette was produced from|
1953 - 1962 and is one of the most iconic
cars ever.I think this one is a 1962 model with
it's black grille shell and twin exposed head
|Another indication of this car's year is the four|
tail lights and the 'boat tail design' rear end.
This is such a beautiful looking classic car.
|However, the all red interior could be too much|
for some people. It was certainly bright when
the sun shone. I think it would have been nice
to have had some black and chrome detailing
in the cockpit of the classic Vette.
|This lovely Cortina really was just like new.|
The restoration has been expertly carried out
with so much attention to detail. This has to
be in my top 10 of classics at the Chiltern Hills
classic car show.
|This lovely 1971 black over bright red early bay|
looked great in the sunshine. I did like the 3 bow
roof rack with the old retro suitcase and the
polished Empi 5 spoke wheels.
|Standing in my bus this photo shows how big|
this great show really is. The diversity of cars,
bikes and trucks was immense.
|And in the other direction, the lines of classic|
cars seems to go on for as far as the eye can
|There is plenty of space at Weedon Park, so|
the cars / bikes and trucks are spaced out to
allow the public to get a good look.
|Looking down at Claude's low light Ghia, for|
no other reason than it looks so good.
|A rare glimpse inside Claude's un-restored and|
unmolested Karmann Ghia. Claude likes the
RAT look so the interior may well stay like this.