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.
Hope everyone survived the holidays as we are now truly into 2019!
The past months have seen me value some very top end Mopars a radical street/strip Duster and a well restored 1968 Plymouth GTX – hopefully these cars will show at the MoparEuroNats this year.
Barn finds are still plentiful in the States with another Superbird being pulled out of a junk infested garage, looks like it was custom painted at some time as the blue paint and lack of vinyl roof are not original. Well that’s the Yin-and-Yang front, however, a severely burnt 1973 Charger that I came across looks a total disaster – win some-loose some.
Barn find – Superbird
A warm welcome to 2019, I am sure it will be a fun packed year for all us muscle car gear heads – let’s hope so anyway!
I would like to start with some sour news regarding a couple incidents from both sides of the pond in December 2018. First up, a 1969 Road Runner became totally wiped out in Essex a few days before Christmas. It seems that a 74-year-old lady became pre-occupied whilst driving her Focus and hit the Beeper full-on. Both drivers were taken to hospital and later released with non-life-threatening injuries.
Hi folks and a Merry Christmas to you all.
I missed the NEC Classic show at Birmingham in November despite having three requests to attend from various folk. Good to hear a mopar win the Classic American car of the year, a fab 1957 Dodge Custom Royal rag top. Well done Gary Sanders.
Barn finds still turn up in the States; last month a 1970 440 6 pack V code Charger came out of enforced hibernation, finished in Go-Mango orange, excellent!
Save the date:
Friday 2nd August – Sunday 4th August 2019
This summer saw yet another classic Mopar involved in a disastrous road accident; a ’69 Charger had ‘gotten tail ended while broken down on a busy Suffolk road. Seems like the car is going to be repaired but this does emphasise how important up- to- date vehicle valuation reports are.
Well I guess it had to happen sometime this summer for a major American car show to fall foul to more typical British summer conditions than we have expected, and that’s exactly what happened at this year’s MoparEuroNats on 27, 28 & 29 July