Kop Hill is only about 9 miles from my hometown, and to save me getting the microbus out and end up parking it up in some muddy public parking field, I decided to nip over to the event in my trusty T4 Transporter.
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|To start this weeks blog review we start with a|
car that I spotted as soon as I walked in the show.
It's a gorgeous 1932 Ford Model B roadster with
a real 1950's hot rod look. The '32 roadster has
to be in my top 5 cars to one day own.
|The interior was trimmed to the same high quality|
as the exterior. The white tuck and roll door cards
are also another hot rod period must have. I'm
not sure if this is a steel bodied roadster or not,
but I wouldn't be surprised if it was.
|The custom alloy seats obviously save weight but|
I'm not sure on how comfortable they would be
on a cruise or long run somewhere.
|The classic and beautiful front end of a 1932|
roadster. This one had a drilled front bean axle
that had been painted red to match the wheels.
|American and British classic cars parked up|
next to each other. Here a 1965 Ford Mustang
and a 1962 Triumph TR4 share the same area
at the Kop Hill show. The sheer diversity of vehicles
that were on show was huge.
|This gorgeous light green 2 door hardtop |
Mustang had the 289 cubic inch, 4.7 litre V8
motor with a manual gearbox.
|I did like the contrasting blue stripes over the|
body on this Mustang. I don't think this is a Shelby
or GT model, but I do know that those reversing
lights were an optional extra.
|This really is a nice looking car that in it's day|
was quite nippy. With a 0-60 time of just over 10
seconds and a top speed of 110 MPH.
|Both my passions in one photo, an American|
classic and a Volkswagen camper van.
|The C1 really is a beautiful car, the flowing lines|
are almost a work of art. I love how the rear lights
are recessed into the rear fender and how the
exhaust exits from under the car through the
lovely chrome bumper corners.
|This really is a beautiful place to sit. The styling|
of the dashboard is almost perfect. You can
almost imagine driving down the freeway with
your favourite tunes on the AM radio and the
wind in your hair.
|This lovely old 1969 early bay was parked up|
just behind the C1 and looked great. This bus
was riding at what looked like standard height
and looked so good. The chrome head light
peaks were a nice addition that suited this bus.
|This old bay was very straight and looked solid.|
I think this bus may have originally been a panel
van as those rear side windows look non standard.
|A close up of the rear side windows, I don't|
recognise them which makes me think they were
fitted at a later date, they did however look cool.
|This stunning lowered 1964 Porsche 356C was|
immaculate. You can just make out how straight
the old Porsche is from the reflection in that lovely
blue paint down the side of the body.
|The 356C had disc brakes all round and the |
original 1600cc engine has been replaced with
a more powerful 1720cc motor.
|This 1914 Fafnir Hall-Scott special was amazing.|
Fafnir was a car manufacturer based in
Germany between 1908 - 1926. Hall-Scott
was an engine manufacturer based in Berkeley
in California between 1910 - 1960.
|This car has the Hall-Scott 10 litre aero engine |
originally built of a WW1 bi-plane. It is a four cylinder,
water cooled, single overhead cam engine that
makes this huge motor 10,000 cc.
|This car could reach speeds in excess of 100 |
MPH, and the only brakes this beast had were
rear brakes, there were no front brakes what
so ever. !
|The interior doesn't look that comfortable but|
then I guess if your doing over 100 MPH in this
old bone shaker car and you only have brakes
on the rear, comfort is probably the last thing on
|This bright yellow 1930 Austin 12/4 Open road |
tourer (I think) caught my eye. To be honest I don't
know a lot about the Austin 12/4 but it did look cool.
|I spotted this in front of the radiator and in |
between the chassis horns, I'm assuming it is
some sort of supercharger?
|This is a Humpmobile circa 1910. This car had|
skinny wooden wheels look somewhat fragile
with even skinnier tyres. I think the engine would
have been a 4 cylinder, 112 cubic inch engine
with 2 speed transmission.
|The oval windscreen wouldn't have done much |
to protect the driver from the elements or from
stopping the bug's getting into the drivers teeth.
|This beautifully restored car looked stunning in|
it's fresh cream coloured paint. I'm not sure how
fast this car would have gone, but I'm guessing
there wouldn't be too much traction from those
|I loved the Kerosene tail lamps and the picnic |
basket. You can see just how skinny those tyres
really are in this photo.
|The super narrow rear axle and those huge 15" |
x 15" wheel and tyre combination look tough.
The body was perfectly straight and although
this car has some way to go until it's finished
it does look very promising.
|The interior is coming together but it still some |
way to go, but it's looking really good so far. That
huge transmission tunnel is to cover the unusual
(in a hot rod) manual gearbox.
|This lovely 1974 Australian Ford Falcon caught |
my eye as they are quite rare over here in the
U.K. This one is the XB GT Coupe model in
|This lovely old Falcon had the 351 cubic inch|
motor with the auto gearbox. This is a real
tough looking muscle car and those chrome
12 slot wheels and boot spoiler suit the car
|This Lamborghini Espada was gorgeous and|
again quite rare. The Espada is a 4 seater
grad tourer which was produced from 1968 -
1978 and had a 3.9 litre V12 engine.
|This stunning car had the 390 cubic inch, 6.4|
litre V8 engine, 4 barrel carbs and a 3 speed
manual gearbox. You can see just how straight
that body is from the perfect reflection in that
mile deep black paint.
|All '57 Chevy's had a V8 motor of varying sizes|
and I'm not sure what one this had. The body on
this '57 was just like new, it really was super
straight, check out that reflection on the trunk.
|This lovely lowered 1967 rag top beetle looked |
stunning in that gorgeous green colour. This bug
really was so straight and solid looking. Those
Fuchs style wheels suited the low look of this