Easter means a vintage car show at Amberley


More than 300 vintage and classic cars converged on Amberley Industrial Museum, in West Sussex, for the Spring Vintage Car Show on Easter Sunday.

Among them was George Hunter’s 1926 12/4 Austin Heavy – the model that inspired Val Biro’s Gumdrop. Hunter has owned the car for 40 years and recently treated it to a full nut-and-bolt restoration.

A 1937 Austin Seven, bought by Angela Gould 15 years ago, also appeared and there were two Morris Minors, Gordon Kett’s 1956 SII and Richard Buckles' Traveller, which was fully restored 10 years ago.

Tony Turner brought along his MG TC, which does without the independent front suspension and bumpers of the TD that replaced it. Despite being built in 1949 Turner’s MG has covered only 22,500 miles.

Classic car shows are a feature of Amberley throughout the year and you can find out more here: http://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/ 



Why report on the car that inspired Gumdrop, even though Gumdrop and Val Biro were there themselves.

Add your comment

  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <p> <br> <img>
  • You may quote other posts using [quote] tags.

More information about formatting options

You must be logged in to comment
Type the characters you see in this picture. (verify using audio)
Type the characters you see in the picture above; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.