Category: Car Show

Cars and Coffee @Richard Edmonds Auctions Chippenham

Cars and Coffee @Richard Edmonds Auctions Chippenham


Took a trip over to the well known auctioneers Richard Edmonds at Chippenham for a cars and coffee/breakfast event.

Nice turn out of cars and is usual those from the other side of the pond are featured here.

Stunning 1938 Packard One Twenty Convertible

Followed by another convertible, this time a 1916 Hudson

And for good measure a well used but clearly loved Model A Tudor

Something more modern a 2002 Ford F150 Lightning

Also some nice Petrolania

Looking forward to the next auction which is in October

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RetroFestival 2022 @Newbury Showground


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.

Starting with the Trucks

Next comes the Mustangs

Selection of Hot Mopars

Some of the big stuff!

The Boys in the Band

Really nice vintage Chevy

Rods and Bikes

Best of the rest

West Berkshire Classic Car Show 2022 @Newbury Racecourse


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.

Brooklands Summer Classic Gathering and Auto Jumble 2022


The usual enjoyable visit to historic Brooklands, this time for the Summer Classic Gathering and Auto Jumble.

Weather conditions where ideal, warm with a breeze and plenty of American transport on show.

Car of the Day for me was the 1929 DeSoto Model K, really beautiful car.

One of the more unusual cars to be seen on the UK show scene is the 1910 Stanley Steamer Runabout which was in fine running form.

Station Wagons are becoming very popular, this Torino Squire has nice patina

Good selection of trucks

Not the biggest fan of Rat Rods but the attention to detail here on this 27 T is something to behold

A few snakes, real and otherwise

Mustangs were also pretty well represented as you would expect, here’s a couple of the nicest on show. One with power added!

Street or Hot Rods?

Here’s the rest. good day all around!

Yattendon Classic Car Day 2022


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 Ambulance and 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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Studebaker Commander

Very tidy Model T

A varied selection!

A couple of very clean Mustangs

GM Muscle..

GT 40s of varying types

Not a lot of American trucks in attendance, but those there were of very good quality

Henry’s tractor

Hot Rods

Just a sample of the military hardware

Model A selection

Very enjoyable event!

Pangbourne College Classic Car Show 2022

1917 Model T

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.

1943 GPW Driven 60 miles through the rain to attend the show!