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!
At last spring has sprung and that can only mean that the show season has started in earnest.
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.
Recently valued: Daytona (Image 1)
Recently valued: Daytona (Image 2)
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.
Superbird after winning Best In Show
1969 Plymouth Road Runner, 383ci
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
Since my last blog, the MoparEuroNats has come and gone. This year we were really unlucky with the weather as Friday and Sunday were washouts. The Saturday, however, made up for all the rain and the show was packed with American muscle cars – thankfully I could perform my valuation duties as well. It is the first time we have suffered with such atrocious conditions; let’s hope next year’s 2016 show returns to a more summery climate.
Well here we are in the middle of the show season and I must say the shows I have attended so far have been fab.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed with “The King” and his built #43 Plymouth Superbird wowed the crowds and he signed (again) my Barracuda – top man!
Even my local show in Liphook, Hampshire brought in a Jaguar D type, Lamborghini Miura and 5 Jaguar XK 120’s. The show was packed with a really diverse collection of classic cars, and plenty of American-makes were present too.
To get up to date, the last weekend of July is always the Mopar Euronationals at Santa Pod Raceway, one of my favourite shows. That’s Friday 24, Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 July 2015.
I will be present for all THREE days at the show and available for valuations and appraisals – just pull into the T-Shirt stand to sign up. Car Club members get a special rate of only £35.00.
See you there!