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|Those B&M wheels are a perfect choice to|
compliment the overall look of this lovely old
|This is a good photo to show how straight and|
clean Elliott's bug really is. I do like the deck
lid rack with the retro suitcase on it.
|This 1976 late bay looked very clean and crisp|
with it's white over bright red body. This lowered
bus had some super shiny chrome Empi 5
spoke wheels that compliment the chrome
|This really was a very clean and straight bus.|
It's all about the small details that help to make
a vehicle stand out, like the clear indicator
lenses on all four corners on this bus.
|A Ford rambler custom 4 door hardtop circa|
late 1950's is part of the second generation of
Ramblers. It had the 327 cubic inch engine that
could propel the car to 60 mph from a standing
start in an estimated 12 seconds.
|I did like this 1957 Chevrolet task force step |
side pick up. The real sun burnt body looked
awesome and suited the classic one year only
|Ford introduced the Econoline to compete with|
the type 2 Volkswagen. This 'station bus' from
1964 originally had the 2.4 L engine mounted
behind the front seats, with a 3 speed manual
gearbox. This gorgeous turquoise model was
very well restored.
|These Econoline's were available with 3 rows of|
seats in the back, which could seat 8 people or
available with a camper interior, sound familiar?
|These trucks really are so nice looking with the|
flowing lines of the rear fenders. This really was
a lovely old truck in such a nice colour.
|I did like this stunning light blue 1954 Chevrolet|
step side truck, with it's highly polished chrome
and white wall tyres. This old truck really stood
out in the American car line up.
|This 1954 GMC 100 1/2 ton truck looked great|
with it's multi coloured painted body. The alloy
wheels looked the part on this old truck.
|I did like the Rust*eze door decal which suited |
the truck perfectly, I'm sure Lightning McQueen
would give his approval.
|The lovely interior of a 1950's American truck,|
it's very basic compared to vehicles today but
there wasn't too many mod-cons available then
and as the saying goes, 'you can't miss something
if you've never had it'
|This really is a nice looking truck. I did like the|
fact that you can even carry your motorcycle in
|Many British car designs of the sixties had an|
American influence, with their wide body and
tail fins. The Ford Zephyr was no different, and
was actually designed by a Canadian, Roy
Brown who also designed other cars such as
the Edsel and the Cortina.
|Here is a car I instantly recognised, it belongs|
to a mate of mine called Mark. Mark is a member
of the Wolfsburg Weed Huggers VW Club based
in Penn, Buckinghamshire. I haven't seen Mark
for quite some time so it was nice to catch up.
|Mark's lilac 1972 bug looked so nice in the|
sunshine. Mark has done a lot of work on his
bug in recent months, but as always as with
owning a VW, there is still a bit left to do. Good
|The 1947 Reliant Regent is a 3 wheeled vehicle|
and the creation of 2 ex Raleigh designers who
decided to create their own 3 wheeled vehicle after
Raleigh decided to halt production of their 3
| It's constructed of a steel chassis, hardwood |
frame and aluminium panels. The 747cc side
valve engine produced 14 BHP @ 3500 revs
|The '32 ford coupe comes in two body styles |
and the 3 window is my second favourite,
just behind the 5 window which you can see
a gorgeous example of in next weeks blog
|The '32 has such a lovely body shape, and|
being fender less just adds to it's appeal. The
traditional big and little wheels & tyres give
the car a real hot rod look.
|Street legal Hoosier tyres and shiny 5 spoke|
wheels... very nice.
|The unmistakable rear end of a fender less|
'32 Ford coupe. I'm not sure the fuel tank
mounted below the boot would pass the
all the safety regulations required for new cars
|Another mate at the show was Stuart who took|
all his family along to the show in his very
distinctive 1971 early bay. I think Stuarts bay has
an original Devon interior, which is just what you
need when you have a hungry family to cater for.
|Stuart's daughter Ellie and her boyfriend Andy |
went along in their 1987 Mini which they have
only recently acquired. This was just of many
Mini's that turned up at the show, you can just
see another one behind Andy's.
|Another vehicle I recognised was this 1966|
white over green split screen. It belongs to a
mate of mine called Ben. Ben is a member of
the House of Dub VW Club based near Leighton
Buzzard in Bedfordshire.
|I didn't actually see Ben at the show, due to the |
sheer number of visitors, but it was nice to know
he attended this local show.
|Yet more friends of mine, Andy and Anneliese|
had a drive over to the show in Anneliese's
1970 baby blue and white early bay. This is
her daily driver so it gets plenty of use.
|The full length roof rack complete with side|
ladder come off Andy's split screen panel van
which he recently sold. This is another early
bay from the House of Dub, who imported it
from the west coast of America. This bus is
nice and solid and straight.
|Another blue and white bay at the Chiltern Hills|
Classic Car show was this very clean 1977
late bay. I did like the stock high ride height.
|The series 2 is easily identified by the lack of|
headlight glass covers and the wrap round
bumpers. This gorgeous E-Type really was a
stunning example of this true British classic car.
|These Amazon's were originally called Amason,|
but the German motorcycle manufacturer
Kreidler had already had already registered the
name, so Volvo changed it to Amazon. The
period roof rack suited this car perfectly.
|The Thunderbird styling continued to the rear|
where the pointed rear light cluster hinted of
the Thunderbird's tail fins. This really was an
immaculate example of this sought after car.
|The Corsair is basically a long wheel base|
Cortina and many of the interior panels are
the same. The wood finished dashboard is
a classic Ford feature of the 1960's / 70's.