At last spring has sprung and that can only mean that the show season has started in earnest.
Easter Good Friday saw me and the gang head for Wheels Day at Rushmore arena Aldershot for the annual Surrey Street Rodders bash. Very well attended again this year with over a 1,000 cars on display the event never disappoints with some mighty fine American iron gathered on the show field.
What particularly caught my eye were three outstanding muscle car examples; 1969 396ci 4-speed powered Camaro SS/RS, 1971 Ford Torino GT 351 ci auto and a stunning 1970 Shelby Mustang GT350, 351 ci 4-speed finished in candy apple red which looked original, clearly the car was a survivor.
For more info on these cars go to my monthly column in Classic American* called Muscle Car Files.
The Mopar boys had a great stand which evoked a second hand car lot with their pentastars showing their prices on the windscreens in dollars. Lots of tri-Chevy examples abounded and late forties trucks and aero-back saloons which are becoming very popular nowadays littered the field.
On the car valuation front I can only echo the above with much light truck and pick-up truck folks seeking appraisals. However, recently I did have the pleasure of evaluating a super nice 1968 Coronet R/T finished in SS1 yellow and a 1968 Dart GTS in the same colour.
Till next time, which will probably include the Mopar Muscle Association’s show at Brooklands at the end of May, keep driving them old american cars.