TOVA up to Fall

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Since my last blog, the MoparEuroNats has come and gone. This year we were really unlucky with the weather as Friday and Sunday were washouts. The Saturday, however, made up for all the rain and the show was packed with American muscle cars – thankfully I could perform my valuation duties as well. It is the first time we have suffered with such atrocious conditions; let’s hope next year’s 2016 show returns to a more summery climate.
A big congratulations goes out to Bill Billadeau, and his gorgeous 1970 Plymouth GTX, for winning the Classic American Heat of Car of the Year  (hope he wins at the NEC!)

I took my 1968 Barracuda to our local classic car show at Liphook, Hants where it claimed “Best American Car” on the day; even at my age with much mileage on the clock, winning a trophy is still a real buzz.

September saw me and the Plymouth at the Classic American Auto Club GB bash at historic Brooklands. A beautiful day brought out many enthusiasts with their cars. And, coupled with the celebration of 50 years of the Tri-Chevy club, the car show made an excellent day out.

I met up with an old buddy, Peter Jordan, and his family too – it was great to talk about the good old days and reminisce about the cars we once owned. Pete had just imported a white hemi- powered Dodge Daytona from the States and sat very proudly next to the car. He did not look well and was fighting a cancerous brain tumour. Little did I know it was the last time I would talk with him. He died on 21stOctober, a mere 5 weeks later. RIP Buddy.

On this sad note I will wrap up and look forward to my next blog.

Al the best,

TonyO

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