Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival 2017 (2)

Continuing with the Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival.

Of course the event was dominated by British cars of all shapes and colours, and many of them were seen in South Africa long before the emergence of the German and Japanese manufacturers. There was also a smattering of French and Italian cars, but they were definitely in the minority. That is also true in the case of the festival.  

As usual my identification skills are bad, but will do my best, In answer to the question: “why are they all facing in the same direction?” I tried to photograph with the sun behind my back so most of the images ended up facing in the same direction. 

MG TF1500
Austin Seven
Ford Corsair
Morris “Woody”
Ford Escort 1600
Austin A40
Ford XR3i
1956 Ford Anglia Deluxe
Lotus Esprit 2.2 Turbo
“E” Type Jaguar
1952 Alvis TB21 D/H Coupe
Austin Cambridge
Ford Zephyr
1958 Simca Aronde
Ford Capri
Austin Apache
Rolls Royce

As you can see the dominant player seemed to be Ford, and of course heaps of Austins. However, it may only be true of this particular show and not indicative of the state of motoring in the United Kingdom. A number of models that I had seen last year were not here this year, and of course there were so many cars I probably missed seeing quite a few.

The next batch are really odds and ends that caught my fancy and which were found in the UK in years gone by. Once again identification is not my strong point. 

VW Camper (Kombi)
Bedford HA Van
Morris “Police” car
1985 Ford Granada MKII
1927 Morgan Aero
VW Kombi (Fleetline/)
Vauxhall Cresta
Austin A35
Ford Escort 1300
Riley One Point Five
Rover 3500
Austin Healey
Dellow MK2A
Austin 7



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