It’s 2018; keep driving them old cars

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Hi folks,

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!
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Cars and car shows

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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.

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Spring time car shows & valuations

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Spring is just around the corner with the car show season nearly upon us, the NSRA swap meet in Essex on Sunday 5th March and Wheels Day on Good Friday Easter 14th April; I hope to be at both events. The Mopar show is at Brooklands in May, so not long to go for that one.

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Show-stopping american car valuations

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Summer is here (at last!) and boy have I been busy with car valuations and shows.

The 23rd Mopar EuroNats, held at Santa Pod Raceway, proved to be a very busy event with many interesting american cars on show. Two fabulous Winged cars turned up; a white Hemi Daytona on the Saturday and a V code 440+6 Superbird. The latter won three trophies, including Best in Show.

Best in show Superbird

Superbird after winning Best In Show

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Driving into spring

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outstanding 1969 383ci Road Runner

1969 Plymouth Road Runner, 383ci

Tonyo and legend Don Garlits

Me & the legendary drag racer, Don Garlits

I’ve had an interesting past couple of months and been privy to some great cars.

Started out in Ocala, Florida to attend the Don Garlits Florida mopar show, with excellent sunny weather and two whole days of muscle cars – it felt like heaven. This show has grown enormously and is now a major Southern Pentastar past time. With great show cars, survivors, AMC offerings, new Mopar muscle Challengers and Chargers it’s a must-see event. The swap meet is full and then there is the museum of Drag Racing, not to be missed. Continue reading