Category: Car Show

2022 Easter Classic Gathering @BrooklandsMuseum

2022 Easter Classic Gathering @BrooklandsMuseum

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From the Brooklands Website

“Following the postponement of our annual New Year’s Day event in January, we are back with a new date for Easter. With over 1,000 Classic vehicles displayed on site, live music and a barbeque and other additional food outlets, there will be something for everybody amongst the vast and diverse displays of classics all descending on Brooklands.”

Not only is this the replacement for the 2022 New Years Day event it also replaces the 2021 New Years Day event. so it’s been a long time coming!

A huge turn out of cars at what will probably be the largest gathering of classic cars in the UK this year, meant a good number of American vehicles formed part of the show amongst the planes and other exhibits at the excellent roomy Brooklands site.

Wheels Day 2022, Season Opener!

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After all the cancellations over the past few years, the traditional season opener at the Rushmoor Arena is back!

Nice early departure and fantastic weather aided by a fantastic turn out made for an excellent day

Additionally all the proceeds from the show go to children’s charities, well done Surrey Street Rodders for your continued charitable work

Great turn out of American Iron, Cars

And trucks!
And even some military stuff…

Just a small sample of the rest!

Retrofestival Newbury 2020 (2021)

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Finally the 2020 Retorfestival at Newbury took place this weekend 14/15 August.

It was great to see everyone out and about with a large amount of US iron on show.

Nice Hot Rod parked next to us!

Really like the Oldsmobile Opera Coupe parked behind us, beautiful car

Here’s a slideshow with a small selection of what was on show.

Almighty rattle on the way back, sounded really bad, luckily just a loose bumper bracket!

Vintage cars draw crowd to sands of Ponce Inlet for annual North Turn Legends Beach Parade – Erica van Buren @DaytonaBeachNewsJournal

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PONCE INLET — Dozens of vintage race cars rumbled over the beach at Ponce Inlet on Saturday morning during the 10th annual Historic North Turn Legends Beach Parade

But before the cars got moving on the sand, airplanes from the Whiskey Group out of Spruce Creek flew overhead followed by the national anthem. The 50 classic cars on hand then revved their engines to energize the crowd of about 150 people. 

At 10:30 a.m. the cars made their way north from the beach to South Atlantic Avenue. They traveled south, accessed the beach via the Beach Street ramp and headed north on the sand to complete their lap and exited at the North Turn beach approach.

More than 40 vintage race cars on display in Ponce Inlet during the 10th annual Historic North Turn Legends Beach Parade.

Car owners stood proudly next to their vehicles before the parade kicked off. 

“This is a 1937 Ford Coupe,” said William Bossa, a race participant. “It has a flathead Ford engine. It was built by (retired American race car driver) Tighe Scott as a tribute car to his uncle Vic Caesar.”

Bossa said he enjoys coming to the event every year.

“The weather’s beautiful and I love the fellowship,” he said. “I also enjoy letting people get inside the car. I like helping them understand a little bit more about the history of racing on the beach.”

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Are virtual car shows the future of automotive social life? – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

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Last month, as stay-at-home orders proliferated and as notices of in-person show cancellations flooded email inboxes and Facebook timelines, car show organizers, museums, and clubs turned to virtual car shows – complete with judging and awards – to fill the downtime. Now, as questions about what our post-pandemic new normal start to arise, some car show organizers are beginning to envision a future in which virtual car meets become more common.
“In all honesty, desperation is part of it,” said Brad Brownell, one of the co-founders of RADwood, which hosted its own virtual car show in April. “People were looking for an outlet and this is part of it.”

London Concours to celebrate American hot rods – Larry Edsall @ClassicCars.com

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The London Concours 2020, which already has been delayed until August 19-20, will feature a “Speed of Sand” celebration with an homage to pre-1949 American hot rods.

To be staged on the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company headquarters and billed as “the capital’s finest automotive garden party,” the featured grouping will include appearances by Matt Farrant, three-time “King of the Beach” on the Pendine Sands and his 1929 Ford Model A roadster pickup and Rebecca Dunn, “the fastest woman on the sand” and her 1930 Ford Model A coupe.

Ed

Let’s hope the pandemic allows this one to go ahead as it’s a great opportunity for Not Rods to reach the mainstream audience

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GNRS 2020 – The Battle For The Slonaker Moniker – Dave Cruikshank @RodAuthority

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The big news at the Grand National Roadster Show this year was the rejuvenation of the Al Slonaker Memorial Award. The award is dedicated to the memory of Al and Mary Slonaker, who founded the Grand National Roadster Show in 1949. The Slonaker award is presented to the best non-roadster vehicle at the show each year since 1974. This year, Rod Shows elevated the Slonaker award to the same importance as the AMBR award with a matching $12,500 prize purse thanks to award sponsor ARP. 

The idea of a revamped Slonaker award was for it to achieve parity with AMBR and create a space for almost anything with four wheels to compete for a granddaddy award. One look at the diversity of the cars in this year’s competition shows the goal was largely achieved. Let’s take a look at all the cars that battled it out for the award. Go here for full AMBR coverage. 

Rod Authority was on the ground and we bring you a look at all the Slonaker contenders for 2020.  The winner of this year’s prize is now the big cheese in the custom car world. Take a look!

Biggest Auto Show Of All – The Detroit Auto Show at Cobo Hall — The Old Motor

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Today’s feature is a series of photos of the 1960 Detroit Auto Show that was held at the new Cobo Hall on November 14, 1960. The facility was built on the shores of the Detroit River in the southwestern portion of downtown Detroit located between Jefferson and Washington Avenues,Michigan Highway M-10 passes under it. The…

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Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival launched in hometown of Auburn – Bob Golfen @ClassicCars.com

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Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival launched in hometown of Auburn

One of the greatest classic car extravaganzas in the U.S., the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival takes place through Sunday, September 1, in Auburn, Indiana, featuring a busy slate of parades, cruises, shows, food and music that highlights the heritage of the premier automobiles once built in this Midwest city.

Among the events is the annual Hoosier Tour on Thursday, with cars from the ACD Club rolling in at noon to park in front of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, followed by a luncheon celebration, a public event with reservations required.

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Related – Preservation effort begins for Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum’s Auburn administration building