Took another trip to Newbury but not the racecourse as per the West Berkshire Classic Car Show. This time the venue was the Newbury Showground for the annual RetroFestival. The festival is more than a car show with lots of stalls, music and other activities to keep visitors busy. The attendance seemed a little down not really surprising due to the uncomfortable heatwave conditions and possibly the rise in fuel prices and the current increased cost of living. Nonetheless it was a really enjoyable even as always, with lots of American vehicles on display as you can see.
The annual West Berkshire Classic Car Show was the next port of call on the local show circuit. Held at Newbury Race Course in bright sunshine it was a really good day out. The show field was a real mixed bag with an expected turn out of around 1000 cars, a good number of which were American with a selection featured here.
Starting with a couple of nice Mustangs
Then on to the Corvettes
and some Cobras
Followed by some stunning full size iron
And of course some Trucks (including mine, and a a van!)
Nice Model T that is often to be seen at local shows, big deal you say? The owner is 91 and happily drives it everywhere 🙂
Here’s the rest!
The added fun was the attendance of Henry Cole and his gang including Allen Millyard (who lives locally) with his wild self built Dodge Viper V10 bike
Allen firing up the Viper bike!
Henry doing a piece to camera, we got to to meet him, and he’s as pleasant as he seems on TV.
Yattendon is a village here in West Berkshire and they have an annual classic car day opening up this very picturesque village to the car community and the general public. The Show is free to attend and free to exhibit. The organisers just ask that you make a contribution which goes to the Thames Valley Air Ambulanceand other local charities.
The show had a huge turnout of very diverse vehicles and other transport related exhibits.
This included a really good selection of American vehicles from Mustang’s to military
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Very tidy Model T
A varied selection!
A couple of very clean Mustangs
GT 40s of varying types
Not a lot of American trucks in attendance, but those there were of very good quality
It was nice to see the Pangbourne College Classic Car Show back in the calendar after the COVID break, it was a shame that the threat of bad weather stopped a number of entrants venturing out. However there was a varied selection of American vehicles amongst the attendees at the excellent college venue.
In the end the weather held off and it turned in to a very nice day.