Hi All, well we made it to the last of the shows as the Autumn draws in, I guess the really big one is at the NEC in November for their annual Classic Car Show.
My last two were local events; firstly the Surrey Classic car club’s bash at the Rural Life centre at Tilford near Frensham Ponds. This is a wonderful site for a car show with plenty of parking but pre – entering is a good idea, lots to do for the family, metal work, woodwork, crafting even a 1940’s house to explore and a narrow-gauge steam railway as well. This location after World War 11 became a transit and re-settlement camp for the Polish families and war heroes right up to the early sixties.
The show is massively diverse very well attended and always stuffed with American cars. On hand were a whole array of Detroit tin, Corvettes, Mustangs a plenty, even a 1970 Javelin. Mix in the truck brigade a couple of Hot Rods and a tasty 1973 Z/28 Camaro looking mean as hell however, my favourite was a 4-door 1965 Chevy Impala that oozed originality.
Lastly saw us at the Hayling Island “Sunset” show organised by the Victory Wheelers Custom and Rod club. Right on the beach with the famous Funlands Amusement Park as a backdrop this show in its 6th year is a firm favourite. Plenty of cars, trucks, Hot Rods and folks alike made the bash, the weather cool and breezy kept the rain off. Only two Mopes attended, my Barracuda and a 66 Coronet painted black everywhere. Even though some tasty muscle was on hand with a great looking T/A 1970 Firebird, many big block Ford Galaxies were present with the usual array of Fifties cruisers, a really lovely way to end the 2019 show season.
Bring on 2020!!