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
Hope all is well.
Not much happened with me since the Chryslers at Brooklands show at the end of May -one of my favourite venues for a car show. I took the trusty Barracuda but she didn’t seem to run right, so have ordered a new carburettor. The show was very well attended with perfect weather and a whole host of gleaming muscle cars. For instance, a great looking 1970 Cuda convertible with an added Hemi engine came along, the car was used in the Johnny Depp movie Dark Shadow. Another odd-ball car was a 1973 Chrysler Valiant Charger with a 225ci six banger from South Africa, I also warmed to a very nice EV2 orange 1970 Challenger R/T.
1970 Cuda convertible – used in Dark Shadow!
1970 Challenger R/T
1973 Chrysler Valiant Charger
This month has been packed with car shows and folk eager to find out the value of their american cars.
Plenty of folks like myself were looking forward to the traditional Good Friday Wheels Day meeting at Aldershot organised by the Surrey Street Rodders. We were met with the most horrible conditions for any car show; a show ground resembling a quagmire, very little traders, participant numbers at the lowest ever and a handful of souls showing their cars – a nightmare for the organisers and public alike.
By reading my Classic American Magazine report you will have gathered that I did find some comforting muscle cars dotted about. This is not a great sign of things to come so let’s hope the summer weather dramatically changes for the better.