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|Everyone helped to create our display which we|
hoped the public would appreciate. We have
already said that next years display will be a much
bigger and better display.
|Matthew's '69 Westy all ready for the paying|
public to view. This really is a nice bus which is
a U.S. import, the same as my microbus. In fact
both Matthew's bus and mine shared the same
container on the way over from the states.
|Our VW display, as you'll see later in the blog,|
most of the entrant's had just parked up their
classic car and walked off and while the classic
car is interesting, we thought our display needed
something more visual to stimulate the public.
|A couple of more buses that are quite local also|
joined us later in the day. Tonya and Eddie came
over a little later in the day in their buses and
parked up with us.
|Tonya came along in her 1970 Dormobile, which|
is a rolling restoration. This bay rides at stock
height and it is a nice solid bus.
|This is Eddie's 1985 all white high top T25. This|
lovely bus has a full camping interior with all the
whistles and bells. These high top T25's really
are nice buses and have so much more room
than tin top early bays.
|The main difference between the standard 120|
series and the higher spec 122S was the engine.
The 122S had a twin carburetor 85 BPH motor
compared to the lesser single carb, 66 BHP as
fitted to the 120 series (Amazon)
|You can see just how clean this gorgeous old|
Volvo really is from this photo. This must have
had a nut and bolt restoration to look this nice.
|This yellow 1971 Ford Escort MK1 was totally|
immaculate. These MK1's were big when I was
a mere lad of 17 / 18 and were practically my
dream car back then, although I never managed
to ever own one.
|The MK1's were produced from 1967 - 1975 and|
this 1600GT Mexico was a road version of the
world rally winning car that was driven by Hannu
Mikkola and Gunner Palm. These road versions
had the 1598cc Ford crossflow engine.
|This immaculate Escort had the larger 1701cc|
Cosworth engine as fitted to the factory rally cars.
This car is very similar spec to Roger Clark's
1972 RAC rally winning Escort..
|This Herbie replica looked like a very detailed|
copy of the famous Beetle. This lovely 1970 bug
looked to be lovely and clean and super straight.
|You can see just how straight the old bug was|
from this photo. You can also see how authentic
looking this Herbie actually was.
|I did like the ride height of this Herbie and also|
how those big chunky tyres on those deep dish
banded steel rear wheels filled the arches.
|The all red rear tail lights with the beige Paris|
sun roof along with the chrome towel rail bumpers
added to this car authentic look.
|This gorgeous 1967 type 34 is a regular at this|
great show, and for the past few years I have
always taken a photo of it. This gorgeous car
has been restored in the past and as part of the
restoration a metal sunroof from a Karmann
Ghia was added.
|These type 34's or 'Razor Edge' as they are more|
commonly known really do have such a lovely
shape body, that has a timeless beauty.
|The interior looks to be pretty much stock, and|
just looks so nice. I do like the wood dash board
and wood rimmed steering wheel (which I'm sure
|This beautiful 1964 Porsche 356C finished in|
what looks like the original colour of Sky Blue
was immaculate. The Porsche 356 was produced
|New revisions for the 1964 model featured disc|
brakes all round as well as the option for the most
powerful push rod engine Porsche had ever
produced, the 95HP (71KW) 'SC'. In 1964 only
about 14,000 356's were produced so this is
|Although it was still quite early in the day, the show|
field was starting to fill up. The 'Morris' owners
club was at this show in force with some amazing
cars from all years.
|The Cowley 10CWT pick up was a replacement|
for the Model Y-series van and had a capacity
of 120 cubic feet. This immaculate example had
been restored to an incredible standard.