As we roll on through the year the car shows are coming thick and fast.
The MMA Chrysler Day at Brooklands is always a firm favourite of mine, a sunny Bank Holiday at the end of May certainly brought out some mighty fine muscle cars. This year quality prevailed over quantity as the numbers were a tad down although an eclectic mix of muscle cars were on hand.
Brooklands – Superbird
Brooklands – 1970 Charger RT SE
Brooklands – 1969 Hemi
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
Save the date:
Friday 2nd August – Sunday 4th August 2019
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.
1973 Chrysler Valiant Charger
1970 Cuda convertible – used in Dark Shadow!
1970 Challenger R/T
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.
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!