End of the road for 2019

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Hi all and welcome to the last blog of the year. 2019 has whizzed past with a new show season for next year fast catching up, the umpteenth Wheels Day will be my first event of 2020.

Had a very enjoyable day out at the NEC Classic Car Show in Birmingham, lovely to catch up with many old friends, the MMA stand boasting the crazy black 68 Charger, 69 A12 wannabe Beeper and two fab E bodies along with the Matt Snowball # 48 replica Cuda, well done chaps, nice turn out. I also spied a green 72 Satellite and a 68 Charger in black replicating the “Bullet” film car.

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Over on the Classic American stand they were show casing the Heat of the Year winners with many fine examples. A couple of Mopars in the limelight were Geoff Mitchell’s 65 Chrysler 300 and a 1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer that won the coveted title Car of the Year, very well deserved.

The Mustang club always puts on a good display and did not disappoint I also loved the Ford GT40 exhibits these are sooooooooo cooooooool.

All in all, a great day out with some very good friends.

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I attended the funeral of Steve Gorringe past Mopar Muscle club GB head honcho which was moving, glad to see many of the old gang turn up. A couple of Barracuda’s made the trip as well in biblical rain conditions, I went with Pete and Elaine Butler in their 302 powered Dayvan.

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On another sad note Kelly Looney of the Steve Earle band The Dukes passed away a few days ago. The age of 61 is no time to die, if you ever saw Steve with the band you would have clocked Kelly on the bass, he played with Steve from 1996.

So, into 2020 and who know what is gonna happen, hopefully see you folks in 2020, keep drivin’ them old cars.

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