Spotted - Classic Cars At Shows - Not On The Road
Chris, not only was there a station wagon there but someone had made a trailer out of Nash too....
That is spooky....I did say there might be more old US metal in the German part of Switzerland. It looks like the website hasn't been updated for many years though...
A few more Rolls-Royces at various shows.
A '39 Wraith by James Young
Ghost meets Shadow
An open Phantom
And finally my favourite, a local Mulliner bodied 25/30 that is all original and unrestored, that sort of patina can't be faked.
I spot a Rover 3500S(if the wheeltrim in view is anything to go on, its a P6S one anyway), estate-to the left of the Wedgie Princess's.
Here's a better shot of the estate. ;)
Thanks keef great clear shots-
Was there a Mk3 VDP, I am sure you are correct(clearly because you own one)but things got a bit confusing , as the first ADO I owned was a Mk2 Twin carb MG, but even though everything else bar The Kestrel became Mk 2 in 67, my 68 four door MG1300 Auto wasnt called Mk 2 either. When the MG aquired the Kestrel 3 dial dash, close ratio box and Coper S engine, minus Leather seats by then also, less the sodium filled valves, as did The slightly later Morris and Austin GT versions, 70 BHP,/ 65 for the single carb Wolseley,and VDP, I believe, it (the MG), was 2 door only by then. I also had a J Reg VDP1300 Auto, which was badged Mk2-so the Mk3 must have overlapped with the Allegro version-oh well one learns something new every day.
Some more modest British cars spotted at various shows and rallies 'down under'.
A Spridget with an Ashley front end, and from the 'rego' I'll hazard a guess it's a '66.
An Austin Seven Wasp.
Everyone likes Bristols! Oooh err madam........
This probably also belongs in James's 'When was the last time you saw one of these' post, a well preserved Triumph Mayflower.
A 1923 Lanchester 40, rare as.......
Morgans are popular here, surprising when you see the state of most roads, must keep the chiropractors busy!
A 'REAL' Morgan.
And a number 10 Routemaster on the Eastern Creek Raceway, Sydney to Aldwych, London route, not sure how much the fare is, but I will qualify for a bus pass soon anyway. Seems full upstairs and empty downstairs, must be a lot of smokers on board.
Some European classics are popular here too;
Fiat X19s don't seem to rust too bad here.
Early Volvo P1800 has the 'cowhorn' front bumper.
Fabulous '27 Lancia Lambda.
Ultra rare '67 Moretti looks tiny next to Bertone Dino, which was far from Ferrari's biggest car anyway.
Porkers are plentiful though.
De Tomaso another rarity.
1908 Renault AX recently restored.
Mint Fiat 2300 coupe.
Early Maserati Quattroporte.
Surprisingly I have seen a few Citroen SMs here.
Pre war Tatra.
You could wait a long time for a Zagato Alfa to come along then two turn up.
Any comments? Any favourites here?
Plenty more to come.
Diferent countries have diferent landscapes, and diferent classic cars scenes.
Some pics I taken at "Automoiblia de Aveiro" ( http://www.caaa.pt/index.php/en/automobilia.html ) the portuguese equivalent of the Beaulieu autojumble even if usualy I d'ont take to much pics at events as i prefer to hunt cars at his natural habitats, roads and scrapyards. Anyway the other members of the portuguese classic car webforum usualy photograph and post all cars present. I meet there so much people i know, that i spend all day chatting. I tend to take only pics of the cars that somehow i like.
I arrive in the morning at the parking reserved to the visitors who drive classics to the event....
...and I'm one of ths last ones to leave...
Pics taken outside...
Pics taken inside where are most of the portuguese classic car dealers and parts stands...
The portuguese brands of 50cc motorbikes folow is very strong now and there the stand of one of the best specialists...
The famous SIS SACHS V5
The EFS FORMULA 1 (diferent company but with the same engine of the V5)
The Casal Boss another famous model of a diferent segment. Casal is the only brand that use produce its own engines, even if most of them are Zumdapp copy's. This bike have 2 manual speeds and later models are foot operated. Casal have other bikes with 4, 5 and 6 speeds engines. The 6 speed engine is Casal designed, not a copy.
The Casal 125cc, second séries and a major step for a portuguese company, The 1º and 2º series from late 60's to early 80's, use a 100% home designed engine...
And the Casal 125 series 2 trail from the late 80's, this time withs a MotoVilla engine and frame copy. The bike on tha background left is teh late versiosn of the Casal Boss.