Took a visit to Richard Edmonds Classic Car, Motorcycle, Automobilia and Parts Auction viewing day.
Not a great deal of American stuff, but what was there was pretty good 🙂
Very well run viewing day with some interesting Cars, Bikes, Parts, Automobilia and Tools all ready for auction.
Richard Edmonds website is here
Took a trip down to Beaulieu for the 2017 International Autojumble which was as always well attended with plenty of visitors from outside these shores displaying their wares.
Didn’t get what I really wanted, but I did pick up a few tools and perused the Car Corral and the parking are for the onsite Bonham’s auction which you can see in the gallery.
It appears these type of events are what is keeping Beaulieu going as the museum is falling behind the likes of the Haynes and the British Motor Museum, (Gaydon), offerings, which is a real shame.
There were a number of interesting and varied American vehicles:
- Replica Lincoln of the year & model of the one JFK was assassinated in
- Rare 1930 Viking four door deluxe sedan
- 1948 Nash 600 Super two door coupe for sale at £8950
- Beautifully restored Cadillac convertible in the Bonham’s auction parking area
- Partially completed Hudson project car
- Nicely restored 1950’s Willy’s Jeep
- Some nice Mustangs new & old
I took my Dad to his first car show today at the ripe old age of 81!
The show is an annual event in the beautiful Berkshire Downs village of Yattendon, only a few vehicles of American origin but nonetheless a nice local show in a lovely location with proceeds going to support the local Air Ambulance.
One of the interesting exhibits was a Shelby 350H Mustang Hertz Rent a Racer, this looked genuine but I couldn’t check as I didn’t see the owner in close proximity. Yes, back in the day you could rent one of these beasts from Hertz Rent a Car!
Some background below from Wikipedia, including all shenanigans that went on
1966 Shelby G.T. 350 Hertz models
The deal with the Hertz Corporation to offer ~1,000 G.T. 350s for rental that, after their rental-car lives were finished, were returned to Ford, refurbished, and sold to the public as “G.T. 350H” models.
Most Hertz cars were black with gold LeMans stripes and rocker panel stripes, although a few were white with blue stripes. The first 85 Hertz cars were available with four-speed manual transmissions and Hertz advertised them as “Rent-a-Racer” cars.
During rental, these cars were sometimes used as production class cars at SCCA events, and were rumored to have been returned to Hertz with evidence of roll bars being welded in.
Ford pushed another 800 models on Hertz with black paint, gold stripes and black interior, as well as automatic transmissions.
When the Hertz cars were returned to Ford to be prepared for sale to the public, the high-performance parts were often “lost” (presumably at the manufacturer) before final sale.
Other American cars that were on show can be seen below
A Chevy Bel Air, Willy’s Jeeps and a Dodge