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.
1973 Chrysler Valiant Charger
1970 Cuda convertible – used in Dark Shadow!
1970 Challenger R/T
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.
In May this year, any vehicle over 40 years will be exempt from taking taking the Ministry of Transport Test (MOT).
These are my thoughts – hope they will help.
Welcome to 2018 and another year of American muscle car mayhem – already I am looking forward to the start of the show season which will hopefully kick off with the annual; Good Friday Wheels Day event organised by the Surrey Street Rodders.
On the subject of shows, please remember the 25th Anniversary MoparEuroNats at Santa Pod raceway, July 27 to 29 – do mot miss it!
Well the 24th MoparEuroNats has come and gone and I have to say it was a success with some great racing, rare cars and, of course, the Muscle car gear heads – wonderful to meet with so many brilliant people.
It’s that time of year again when we prepare our muscle cars for the Mopar Euronationals on Friday 28 July, Saturday 29 July and Sunday 30 July.
Come a week Friday, there will be a mass descent of Dodges, Plymouths, Chyslers and other fine american cars making the pilgrimage to Santa Pod for the most anticipated car show of the year among us petrol heads.
Hurrah! The car show season is in full swing.
I attended two shows over the May Bank holiday, both very different occasions yet equally enjoyable; first up was the return of the Mopar Muscle Association (MMA) and then there was the Haslemere Classic Car Show the day after.
MMA crew members
One of 3 Barracudas at the show
1969 Charger RT SE
1962 Duall Ghia
Check out these decals!