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|This year the organisers had all the VW buses|
parked up together, which was nice as normally
we are all scattered around the cricket pitch.
Here CJ's red late bay, my bus and Matthew's
Westy are all parked together in the sunshine.
(photo courtesy of CJ)
|It was an excellent turn out of Volkswagen's|
at this years show with about 7 buses and
a few beetles.That is much more than previous
years, so let's hope we can get even more at
next years show.
|My 1969 Microbus and Matthew's blue SO67|
Campmobile enjoying the sunshine. As we have
sequential number plates this is how we should
park, with me always on the left... a bit like Ant
& Dec so our number plates are numerical.
|Matthew's bus is still quite straight considering|
it's age. I do like those Radar (I think) wheels
that really add some bling to his bus.
|This is Matthew's latest purchase for his bus,|
a swamp cooler, which is basically an air
conditioning unit. These are quite rare and
quite expensive but sometimes you just have to
have that something special regardless.
|The present owners purchased the bus in 1997|
and has been in constant use as a second car
and of course holiday accommodation. This really
was a nice clean bus.
|My 1969 VW Microbus parked up at the|
Chearsley classic car show. This is an event
I have attended for the past few years and it
seems to get better and better every year.
|This stunning let black Standard 10 looked great.|
This car really was like new. This one, circa 1959
was super straight as the reflection along the body
|The Standard 10 had a 948cc engine that gave|
a top speed of around 69 MPH and a 0 - 60 time
of around 40 seconds.!
|This 1938 Morris 8 2 seater pre series looked|
fantastic in its red and black coach work. This
is true British craftsman's ship at its best.
|A good friend of mine, Kevin drove his MK2|
Golf to the show to enter it into the 'For Sale'
section. Kevin's Golf is the GTI 8V model and
is totally immaculate.
|Kevin's gorgeous MK2 has 10 months M.O.T.|
and has many new parts including, NSR brake
calliper, brake master cylinder, plugs, leads,
rotor arm, and exhaust to name but a few. The
paintwork is almost perfect.
|Inside the MK2 the interior is pretty much|
standard. Secretly Kevin doesn't want to sell
this much loved family member, but if you a spare
£3750 I'm sure Kevin could be persuaded to
part with his classic Volkswagen.
|This bright yellow Lancia Stratos certainly drew|
some attention. Judging by the registration
number I'm guessing this is a kit car, but that
doesn't matter one bit, as this really is a cool car.
|Lancia produced the Stratos from 1973 - 1978|
as a replacement for the ageing Fulvia for use in
rally sports. In fact the Stratos won the world
rally championship in 1974 / 75 and 1976.
|This car did look original, even down to the '70's|
|... having said that, this 1976 late bay belongs|
to mate of mine, CJ, and it's anything but stock
and looks absolutely stunning. This is what I
would call a show winning bus, everything is
|CJ's bay is so clean and straight as this photo|
clearly shows. The polished Empi 5 spoke
wheels suit the buses overall look as do the
small touches such as the chrome petrol cap.
|The interior of this bus is just as clean and tidy|
as the outside. The dash had been painted,
it has an aftermarket wood rimmed steering
wheel and lush door cards / seats.
|Inside the engine bay the motor is as clean|
as the bodywork. I do like the fire suppression
system CJ has, and it's something I keep
thinking about installing in my microbus just
to be on the safe side.
|Another Volkswagen at the Chearsley show was|
this gorgeous beige 1970 beetle. This was
another vehicle that looked like new. The finish
on the old bug was amazing.
|You can see just how clean this car was from|
this photo. The body work was arrow straight
and the paint was flawless. I did like the choice
of wheels on the car, they suit the overall look.
| This 1964 MK1 Ford Lotus Cortina is another|
true British classic car. These were built from
1963 - 1966 by Ford in collaboration with Lotus.
The engine was a 1557cc straight 4 with twin
|All the factory built cars were painted in the|
same colour scheme, white with a green stripe,
However Ford did produce a few for racing with
a red stripe. The Lotus badge on the rear wing
can clearly be seen.
|The unmistakable rear light clusters of the MK1|
Cortina that were loosely based on the American
cars of the time, the same applies to the flattened
|Open the bonnet of this old Ford and you are|
greeted by the Lotus 1557cc twin overhead
cam engine. The engine bay was as clean
as the rest of this gorgeous car.
|A fantastic display of classic cars from all years|
is always guaranteed at the Chearsley classic
|A better look at the MK3 Spitfire. These 2|
seater sports cars have a lovely shape and with
those gorgeous chrome wire wheels this car
|I believe this car had twin fuel tanks in the rear |
fins to make the boot bigger for the storage of
the roof. The Sunbeam Alpine was the car that
Sean Connery drove in the James Bond film
'Doctor No' around the Blue Mountains of Jamaica.
|The timeless design of the Sunbeam interior,|
with its dashboard full of gauges and that big
spoked steering wheel. This beautiful car would
have cost around £1000 ($1200) when new.
|This gorgeous British racing green Triumph |
TR2 looked amazing. The TR2 was produced
by the Standard Motor Company from 1953 -
1955. The TR2 had a 1991cc engine with a
3 speed gearbox.
|This 2 seater sports car could reach a top speed|
of around 105 MPH and an impressive 0 - 60
time of 11.5 seconds. According to the DVLA
there are less than 400 TR2's licensed in the
U.K at the moment.