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|This immaculate 1970 Herbie lookalike followed|
Matthew and I into the show and consequently
parked next to us. This bug really was straight
|You can see just how clean this old bug really is|
from this photo. Matthew and I had a chat to the
owner who said it had been restored at some
point and that the car got used as much as
possible, which is how it should be.
|The brilliant white painted steel wheels with domed|
chrome hubcaps looked as clean as the rest of
the car and gave off a perfect reflection of the
AC Cobra parked next to this lovely bug.
|Another white beetle at the show was this stock|
looking 1969 bug. This 1200cc beauty was just
like new and could have just driven out of the
|The only aftermarket items I could see on this|
old bug was the twin rear fog lights, which although
were not standard, suited the overall look well.
|The unmistakable shape of the Anglia's slanted|
rear screen. Ford produced the Anglia (this shape)
from 1959 - 1967 and they had the 997cc engine.
|Another classic beetle at the show was this lovely|
1971 Scarlet red bug. In 1971 the old 1500cc
engine was replaced with a bigger 1600cc unit
that produced 60HP.
|Another design change for the '71 model was|
the introduction of the crescent shaped air vents
behind the rear quarter window. This lovely old
bug really was a nice looking car.
|The motor looked to be standard, which I always|
think is best. The engine bay was as you would
expect as clean as the outside.
|Another Beetle at the Blackthorn classic car|
show was this street race looking dark blue
1967 bug. The low stance with the flared wings
gives the car an aggressive look.
|Under the bonnet was a custom built polished|
roll cage and alloy fuel tank.
|The rear end had been widened and smoothed|
out. You can't help but notice that huge whale
tail spoiler but all these body mods are there
for a reason, this bug has a big Porsche motor
tucked into the engine bay.
|This is another car I used to have many years|
ago as a young kid. It's a 1970 MK2 Ford
Cortina 1600E. I can't remember what year my
old 'Tina' was but I remember it wasn't anywhere
as clean as this beautiful example.
|The MK2's were produced from 1966 - 1970.|
The MK2 Cortina was Britain's most popular
car in 1967. If only I had kept my old Tina it
would be worth a fortune now.
|The 1600E was a higher trim version of the|
standard Cortina and featured burr walnut
wood grain trimmed dashboard and door caps.
|This stunning 1960 corvette C1. This Roman|
red and white car was brought over from the
USA by it's American owner in 1995. In 1998
it had a body off restoration which is easy to
see as it was totally immaculate.
|This 'Vette' has the small block V8 motor, and |
a 4 speed manual transmission. I love the small
details on the car, like how the twin exhausts
exit from the corners of the chrome bumper.
|Pure late 1950's - early 1960's American car|
design at it's best. How cool does this interior
|There was so much variety on show at this |
great classic car show. Here a 1967 Mustang
is parked next to a 1961 Porsche 356SC.
|This stunning white '67 hardtop Mustang was|
in amazing condition. I think this body style
has to my favourite shape for the Mustang, it's
just a classic shape that doesn't seem to age.
|This lovely silver Porsche 356 SC looked|
amazing and totally immaculate. These 356's
were produced from 1964 -1965. The twin
blue stripes over the body and the lack of front
bumper gave this old Porsche a race look.
| The 356 had 1.6 air cooled engine that had|
originally been designed for the VW beetle.
I do like those chrome steel wheels, in fact
they are the same as I have on my bus!
|You can see just how straight and clean this|
lovely bus was from this photo. I did like the
aftermarket wheels which suited the overall
look of this bus.
|This weird and wacky road legal speed boat|
looked fantastic as it drove into the show field.
I assume it is built on a Reliant chassis or
something similar that has three wheels.
|The boat was named Clockwork Orange and |
painted (obviously) in bright orange, just to
make sure you don't miss it as it drives past
you on the road.!
|Complete with spare wheel and life buoy this|
car / boat really did look like good fun.
|I didn't recognise the dashboard but it still looks|
like a boat on the inside. I wonder what the local
police think of this creation. Like it or hate it, you
have to admit it's a great piece of engineering.
|This lovely 1933/34 Ford sedan hot rod|
arrived at the show and immediately drew
plenty of attention. This gorgeous car may have
been a replica, but it was too well built to tell.
|The 33/34 looked completely different from its|
predecessor the 32 Ford. It was longer and
wider with a more sleek look. The grille was
wider and pointed and rounded and skirted
|This subtle hot rod really was nice. The choice|
of colour was perfect, and the tinted windows
were a nice touch. I did like the chrome wheels
that set the paint colour off nicely.