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|A mate of mine, John came along to the show in|
his gorgeous mango and white 1973 Westfalia
late bay. The twin roof racks along with the tinted
steel sun visor and twin yellow spot lights enhance
the overall look of this lovely bus.
|This 1979 sky blue and white Devon Moonraker |
was a very solid looking bus. This bus had a lot
of nice touches, such as the colour co-ordinated
roof canvas, the white spare wheel cover and the
clear front indicator lenses.
|You can see just how clean this bus was from|
this photo. The light blue and white steel wheels
suited the overall look.
|The interior was just as clean as the outside and|
looked very homely with its matching pastel blue
and white accessories.
|Another blue and white bay but this one is a '71|
early bay. Again this looked to be a very clean
and tidy. Unfortunately I didn't get any more photos
of this bus as I didn't want to be a nuisance as the
owners were trying to get ready for the show.
|This 1951 Pontiac Chieftain deluxe convertible|
coupe certainly stood out with all it's chrome that
shone like new. This lovely restored car was in
fact better than new condition, every nut and bolt,
washer, hose and wire looked to be brand new.
|The Pontiac Chieftain came with a choice of four|
engine sizes, this one looks to be the 239 cubic
inch 6 cylinder, but there was also 248 cubic inch
8 cylinder motor available.
|The Chieftain came with some interesting optional|
extras, including a radio with seven vacuum tubes,
a tissue dispenser, under seat heating and for the
1950's business man, a Remington auto-home
|This stunning 1954 Chevrolet 3100 truck was|
immaculate. The light blue paint was perfectly
applied over the super straight body.
|If this is the original engine, it'll be 235 cubic inch|
straight six. I didn't speak to the owner so I'm not
sure but as this restored truck looks to be original
I'm guessing it is the original engine.
|In 1954 design changes included round tail lights|
as opposed to rectangular ones on previous years.
Other design changes for '54 was a curved front
windscreen. You can see just how straight and
clean this gorgeous truck was from this photo.
|Another design change for the '54 model was a|
revised dashboard. It may look basic to us but
back in the day this was state of the art stuff.
|The main thing I like about these classic car |
shows is the vast diversity of vehicles. At a VW
show, you normally just see VW's and maybe a
Porsche or two but at his type of car show you
can see classic cars from around a dozen or so
|This lovely 1968 Jaguar 420G was immaculate|
and looked great in it's light blue paint scheme.
The 420 was produced from 1966 - 1968 but
due to the high purchase price sales were not
that good, with only just over 10,000 being made.
|The engine in the 420G is a 4.2 litre, 245 BHP|
unit with dual carbs and mated to a Borg
Warner type 35 gearbox. Performance for this
car was 0 - 60 in just under 10 seconds, and a
top speed of just over 125 MPH.
|This Plymouth 5 window coupe caught my eye|
as it just oozed hot rod. The body is circa 1933
and finished in a traditional grey with bright red
big and little steel wheels. I did like those exhaust
|I didn't find out much about this car but speaking|
to my mate Dave (who owns the '32 Ford below)
he thinks the car is self built by a guy quite local to
us. It did look very well built with plenty of attention
|Another mate of mine, Dave brought his stunning|
chopped and channelled 1932 Ford 3 window
coupe to the show. This fenderless coupe is pure
hot rod and running a big 283 cubic inch motor
which is linked to a tough TH350 gearbox.
|A fenderless '32, whether a 3 window or 5 window|
has to be the ultimate hot rod. Dave's '32 has the
traditional hot rod stance with nose in the weeds
with the rear sitting higher. It also has the traditional
mix of big and little banded steel wheels.
|These hot rods really do add something special|
to these classic car meets.
|Two different styles of the fenderless coupe, but|
both these cars looked tough.
|I do like these early F100's. In the early 1970's|
the body designed changed and they were more
square which I think ruined the cool look but that's
progress I guess. This 1960 model would have
had either a 360 cubic in or 390 cubic inch V8
|The MG owners club had plenty of members with|
their vehicles attend the show.
|This is what I mean about diversity of vehicles,|
there were vehicles from the early 1900's to
modern day, and everything in between.