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|The Chearsley Classic Car Show is held at the|
village cricket ground and the vehicles are
arranged around the cricket pitch which provides
a good display with good access for the public.
|During the restoration the mechanical parts, |
bodywork and interior have all been restored
to as close to original as possible, and doesn't
it look lovely.
|A quick look across the show from standing in|
front of my bus. This great show attracts classic
vehicles of all makes and all years which makes
a great variety and a fantastic show.
|There were plenty of classic motorcycles at the|
show from old British classics to more rarer
|This bike had a top speed of 53 MPH, which|
when your 16 and this is your first bike, was
almost supersonic. I can still remember quite
clearly about 4 or 5 of us riding around the town
on bikes very similar to this... good times.
|This scooter looked like something from the cult|
film 'Quadrophenia'. This old scooter looked
awesome with all it's custom accessories and
custom one off paint job.
|I did start to count how many mirrors this scooter|
had but gave up, but suffice to say there were lots,
the same goes for lights. This scooter certainly
drew plenty of well deserved attention from both
exhibitors and the public.
|The car has a 1.2 litre engine with a 4 speed |
manual gearbox. The car had a top speed of
75 mph and a 0-60 time of about 25 seconds.
|Pure British 1950's interior. Grey vinyl and red|
carpet with matching dashboard, it actually looks
|One of the good things about attending these|
classic car shows is the sheer diversity of vehicles
you get to see up close. Here a new brand
AMG Mercedes is parked up next to a 1950's
Morris van. The design and technology (or lack
of!) is amazing.
|This stunning Morris MCV 10 cwt van ( I think)|
looked fantastic, these van were made from
1950 - 1956 but I bet they never looked this good.
|This fully restored van was just like new, and the|
attention to detail was incredible. The body was
so straight and the beige paint complimented
the perfect body panels.
|Inside the 10cwt van, you got a huge120 cubic |
feet storage capacity, providing you took the
passenger seat out!
|The small 1500cc engine (i think) looked some-|
what lost in the engine bay.
|Another E-Type Jaguar, this time a 2 door coupé|
Although this car was designed back in the 1960's
it is still a very beautiful car, with gorgeous flowing
body lines. Even the great Enzo Ferrari once said
it was the most beautiful car he had ever seen.
|These E-Types came with either a 3.8 litre or|
4.2 litre engine which both gave 265 BHP and
both engines produced the same top speed of
150 MPH, but the 4.2 litre engine created much
|Automotive styling really doesn't get any better|
than the E-Type Jaguar. Prices for these Jag's
range from £40,000 - £200,000 ($49,000 -
245,000) but it's easy to see why they are so
|The interior of a restored E-Type Jaguar. What|
a lovely place to sit, looking down that long
bonnet as you cruise around.
|Even though I managed to get the plane in the|
frame, it's still blurred. The Spitfire is still so
nimble and agile it was difficult for me to get
a decent picture.
|This lovely 1973 late bay Dormobile arrived a|
bit later in the day. It was owned by a lovely
couple that have big plans for their bus.
|Even though their bus wasn't finished or to their|
liking they were more than happy to just get out
and about and use it as much as possible.
|Another Dormobile at the show was this 1970|
model. This one belonged to a fellow Outcast
VW member who popped over to the show,
later in the day.