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|My 1969 microbus parked up at the Brill village|
classic car show. I have been attending this
local show for the past 4/5 years and although
there aren't too many VW's that normally attend
it is still a great little show.
|Considering I haven't had time to wash the|
bus for a few weeks, she still looks good.
|Looking back at the early arrivals in the show|
and shine. The show did have many more
participants later in the day. My bus has some
|The village of Brill is situated on top of a hill,|
and this provides fantastic views of the flat
Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire countryside.
|This gorgeous Armstrong Siddeley really was|
immaculate. Armstrong Siddeley were a British
Engineering group that produced cars from
1919 - 1960.
|This lovely British classic 1971 series 2 (1968|
-1971) E-Type Jaguar was stunning. The series
2 had no glass in the headlight recesses but did
have wrap round chrome bumpers.
|The E-Type has an instantly recognisable shape |
that even Enzo Ferrari, when he first saw it,
commented on how beautiful it was. This one
has the V12 engine with a manual gearbox.
|The interior of the E-Type has a classic timeless |
look about it.
|This lovely blue and white MK2 1959 ford zodiac |
caught my eye. I do like these old Fords. This
looked to be pretty much original and so much
better for it.
|The Mk2's had a straight six engine with a 3|
speed gearbox with optional overdrive. This
lovely car was up for sale for £7000. ($9100)
|This 1977 Lotus Elite stood out, not for the fact|
that is was painted in Ferrari red, but because
it was so clean. The elite proceeded the Elan
and they had a 2.0 litre engine that produced
a very reasonable 155 BHP.
|This Plymouth Belvedere circa 1960. This huge|
American classic looked amazing in it's cool
turquoise and white paint scheme which suited
the car so well.
|The interior was pure nostalgia and as I looked|
inside I could hear almost Danny and the Juniors
singing 'At the hop' in my head.
|This car really was huge but it was also stylish,|
those tail fins were a work of art.
|All the Belvedere models had various sizes of |
V8 engine, ranging from 3.8 litre to 5.7 litre with
either 2 or 3 speed auto box.
|This 1948 Pontiac Streamliner Sedan Coupe |
looked fantastic. This one had the straight 8
cylinder engine, nicknamed the Silver Streak.
|I think the rear end of the lovely old '48 looks|
|This U.S import had some real patina, that really|
suited the cars overall look. Lets just hope the
owner never decides to paint this classic.
|The owner was saying that because the in line|
straight 8 engine produces so much torque, you
can leave it in second gear around town and
only put it into 4th gear on motorways.
|This 1929 Morris Cowley dome head coupe is|
quite rare. The engine was a whopping 11.9HP
4 cylinder with a top speed of 52MPH.
|This 1956 series one land rover wasn't in a|
concourse condition, but it was all original.
The Land Rover was designed by Maurice
Wilks after he drove a Willys Jeep.
|The Land Rover was originally designed for|
farm and light industrial use, which is why the
interior is so sparse. The interior design hasn't
changed much over the years.
|The 'Landy' has a steel box chassis and an|
aluminium body, and Land Rover have claimed
that 70% of vehicles that were built are still on
the road today. Now that is very impressive!
|This 1965 Mustang looked awesome in it's|
grey / green colour. This beast had the 289
cubic inch motor with a 4 barrel carb and those
great looking American Racing wheels.
|This car was not only immaculate, but also|
very straight. The paint was flawless and the
chrome shone like new. This really was a
lovely looking American classic.
|This stunning jet black Ford Zephyr six looked|
amazing. The Zephyr six was produced from
1951 - 1956 and had the 2262 cc six cylinder
engine with a 3 speed gearbox with column
|This amazingly straight and solid car is capable|
of a top speed of 82 MPH. In 1953 a Zephyr
six won the Monte Carlo Rally beating a Jaguar.
|The thing I like about classic car shows is the|
great diversity of vehicles you get to see. Here
a 1960's Rover 100 and a MK1 Ford Escort
Mexico are parked up together. I notice Boobie,
my gorgeous dog, had to get in on the photo!
|This is a true British classic (in my humble|
opinion anyway) It's a MK1 Ford Escort Mexico.
These Mexico's were produced in honour of
victory in the 1970 London to Mexico World
|The Mexico had the 1598cc cross flow engine|
and the distinctive body stripes and the front
quarter bumpers. This old Mexico looked like
new and really stood out in the Brill display
|Another great mix of classic cars at the show.|
Here an MG T series (I think) circa 1940's is
parked next to a lovely 1972 Triumph TR6.
|I have to admit, I'm not an MG expert but I|
think this is part of the 'T' series of MG's. What
ever model it was, it was extremely clean and
|The interior of this lovely old MG was the|
height of luxury back in the day. That wooden
dashboard, which is probably Walnut or Oak or
some other expensive wood, looked fantastic.
|This gorgeous purple 1972 Triumph TR6 was|
totally immaculate. The TR6 was my dream
car when I was a kid, and I have to admit I
still like them today.
|Triumph produced these lovely 2.5 litre six |
cylinder sports cars from 1968 - 1976 and the
body styling with the squared off front and rear
ends was supposedly a design feature involving
|The TR6 had the 2.5 litre engine with a 4 speed|
manual gearbox with an optional overdrive
which could accelerate the car from 0 - 60 in
8.2 seconds, with a top speed of 120 MPH
which back in the day was very impressive.
|This massive 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville in|
a lovely dark turquoise overshadowed almost
every other vehicle at the show due to it's size.
|When you have a massive body with tons of|
chrome, you need a big engine to pull the car
along and this Caddy had the 390 cubic inch
6.4 litre engine with a 4 speed Hydra-Matic
|This has to be America's best body styling of|
the 1950's. The lovely side profile of the '59
which has a body length of over 19 feet.
|The rear end of this Caddy looks like something|
straight out the cartoon 'The Jetsons' with it's
|The most striking feature on this car are the|
huge sharp tail fins with dual bullet tail lights.
Why can't we have cars with tail fins now-a-
days? I'm sure it'd make driving more fun.
|A close up of the beautiful bullet tail lights, that|
look like the flames coming out of a space
|This stunning car is a Facel Vega HK500 circa|
1961. It is a French car that was launched in
|The HK500 used the Chrysler 6.3 litre, 360|
BHP V8 engine that gave this extremely
luxurious car a top speed of 147 MPH and a
0 - 60 time of 8.5 seconds.
|The body styling was amazing compared to|
other cars of the same age. These cars were
also one of the first cars to feature a middle
console over the gearbox adding to the super
|I just love those rear tail lights, they really are|
a work of art. I can't imagine where you would
start looking for spares for this car.