Spring and wheels

Hi everyone and welcome to the late Spring blog. Busy, busy these past weeks, took in two car shows and enjoyed them both, great feeling to be out with friends and fabbo cars.

First-up I attended the Surrey Street Rodders bash at Rushmoor Arena, Aldershot, you may recall last year was a complete wash-out but the 2019 event was blessed with plenty of sunshine and outstanding cars.

My report for Classic American magazine shows the three vehicles that grabbed my attention.

Next up was the Hayling Island 28th Reunion on the beach at Funlands Amusement park. A great diversity of cars with plenty of Hot Rods and pick-up trucks. The influence of TV programmes such as Fast n Loud featuring Richard Rawlings Gas Monkey Garage was very evident not only in the appearance of the show cars but also the owners, plenty of hipster beards, tattoos and attitude black t-shirts. Bad news is that this could be the last Reunion at Hayling as the land has been sold to the dreaded Developers!

On the valuation front I have appraised a really rapid street/strip FE5 red 1970 Road Runner and am currently involved with a Tri Chevy, 73 Barracuda and a 66 Mustang, lastly a super cool 68 Charger.

After a phone conversation, (remember them) I made my way to darkest Stockbroker Belt Surrey to see a collection of mighty fine Mopars. A freshly imported 1970 340 Cuda from the Netherlands really stood out of which the owner required a detailed valuation, that along with a 1963 Signet built at the Los Angeles plant.

Sad news on the passing of Niki Lauder probably the bravest racing driver ever. Winning three Formula 1 Championships for both Ferrari and McLaren. A true sporting legend and hero.

Niki Lauder with James Hunt
Niki Lauder with James Hunt

Next up is Brooklands for the Mopar show and hopefully the Deer’s Hut Father’s Day Classic Car bash at Liphook, Hants in June.

Enjoy the summer and keep drivin’ them old cars!

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