Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival (3)

Continuing where we left off…

We have finally arrived at the Mini gallery. There were a lot of Minis at the festival, and naturally they get a gallery all of their own (because I am biased). The best Mini of them all was definitely the doorless one. It just drew stares.  I photographed 19 different Minis, there may even have been more because cars were arriving all of the time. 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

That really concludes my images from the Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival, and a great day out it was too. So many cars from my past, and some from my parents past. There are quite a few pics I did not include and some that really do not have a place of their own. Maybe one day they too will appear here. And now we return you to the studio.

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Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival 2016 (2)

I am sure many are saying “Yes but what about *insert name here*? I never saw it on page 1?”


Anybody that grew up in the 60’s or 70’s will remember the iconic tail lights of the Ford Cortina. I do not recall another car with these shaped lights, although Mercedez Benz must have been perturbed that their corporate identity was being impinged on.  We had a lot of similar Ford models in South Africa when I was young although i suspect some of the names were different and some of the specifications were too. There were a lot of Fords on display at the festival, and trying to remember which was which is another story altogether.

Ford Zephyr
Ford Zephyr
Ford Anglia
Ford Anglia
Ford Zephyr
Ford Zephyr
Ford Capri XL
Ford Capri XL
Ford Granada GXL
Ford Granada GXL
Ford Sierra XR4i
Ford Sierra XR4i
Ford Zodiac
Ford Zodiac
Ford Fiesta 1.1 Popular
Ford Fiesta 1.1 Popular
Ford Mustang
Ford Mustang
 
Ford Model A (1929)
Ford Model A (1929)

A brief pause for breath…

The major German manufacturers were present too, Volkswagen and Mercedez Benz. Both were popular in South Africa, although I think the British had a love affair with the Kombi. There were a number of Beetles on display, but not as many as I had seen on the roads when I still in South Africa. My first car was a Beetle, but I grew to hate that particular vehicle and its propensity to cost me vast amounts of money. Of special interest was the Heinkel bubble car, these are indeed rare beasties, and I managed a good look at this one.

Volkswage 411 Variant
Volkswagen 411 Variant
Heinkel Trojan 1963
Heinkel Trojan (1963)
Mercedes Benz 230S
Mercedes Benz 230S
VW Camper van
VW Camper van
VW Kombi "Barndoor" (1954)
VW Kombi “Barndoor” (1954)
Karmann Ghia
Karmann Ghia
Volkswagen 1600
Volkswagen 1600
VW Beetle Cabriolet
VW Beetle Cabriolet
VW Camper van
VW Camper van
 
Porsche
Porsche

 Some of these I can ID, some I cannot, and these images are of cars that caught my eye.

 

 
Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo Giuletta
Alfa Romeo Giuletta
Chevy Sedan Delivery (1953)
Chevy Sedan Delivery (1953)
Vauxhall Viva 1300
Vauxhall Viva 1300
Amilcar C4 (1923)
Amilcar C4 (1923)
Plymouth Belvedere Sports Sedan (1956)
Plymouth Belvedere Sports Sedan (1956)
Fiat 126 bis (1988)
Fiat 126 bis (1988)
Chevrolet El Camino
Chevrolet El Camino
Buick Le Sabre (1961)
Buick Le Sabre (1961)
Studebaker
Studebaker
Opel Monza 3.0E
Opel Monza 3.0E
Bugatti Lagonda
Bugatti Lagonda
Citroen CX Prestige
Citroen CX Prestige
Citroen 2CV
Citroen 2CV
 
No idea
No idea
 
Unidentified
Unidentified
 
Dodge
Dodge
 
"The Rat"
“The Rat”
 
WW2 Jeep
WW2 Jeep
 
Citroen
Citroen

And now… the Mini Gallery

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Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival 2016 (1)

Last year (2015), the Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival was washed out. This year it was not, which is a good thing because I attended the event this morning and it was stunning. If you are a car buff then you would have loved it. I am not a car buff, but there are certain vehicles that I like and others that interest me from a retro perspective. And of course there are bound to be Mini’s and we all know how much I love those.   

These posts are more of photo essays than anything else because I do not know much about cars, and a show like this is really about lines of stationary cars. I took 450 images, and the weather kept on changing cloudwise. Fortunately it did not rain, or it would have ruined some extremely clean vehicles, (btw, each image opens in a new tab)

I attended the 2017 version of the show and the pics start off on page 1

The dominant player in the classic car festival were the many and varied British marques. There were heaps of Morris, Austin, Morgan, and Mini’s on display, and I was amazed at how all of those names have all but disappeared from a world dominated by the Japanese, German, Korean and French manufacturers. The Mini gallery has it’s very own page

Sunbeam Talbot Ten 1947
Sunbeam Talbot Ten (1947)
Morris Oxford VI (1968)
Morris Oxford VI (1968)
Dellow HWP 941 (1950)
Dellow HWP 941 (1950)
Austin A40 Sports
Austin A40 Sports
Aero 8 Morgan (2009)
Aero 8 Morgan (2009)
Daimler
Daimler
White GA (1911)
White GA (1911)
Armstrong Siddeley Whitley (1952)
Armstrong Siddeley Whitley (1952)
Triumph Roadster 2000 (1949)
Triumph Roadster 2000 (1949)
Morris 1300 (1968)
Morris 1300 (1968)
Rolls Royce Silver Ghost (1921)
Rolls Royce Silver Ghost (1921)
Rover Special Sports Tourer (1957)
Rover Special Sports Tourer (1957)
Triumph Mayflower (1953)
Triumph Mayflower (1953)
Stoneleigh
Stoneleigh
Austin Healey
Austin Healey
Riley
Riley
Rolls Royce
Rolls Royce
Morgan
Morgan
Morris Oxford
Morris Oxford
Austin
Rover
Rover
"E" Type Jaguar
“E” Type Jaguar
Rolls Royce
Rolls Royce
Austin A10
Austin A10
Bentley
Bentley
MG
MG
Wolseley
Wolseley
 
Austin Allegro
Austin Allegro
 
Austin
Austin
 
Rover 100
Rover 100
 
Bullnose Morris (1923)
Bullnose Morris (1923)
 
Standard Super 10
Standard Super 10
 
Triumph
Triumph
 
Austin
Austin
   

The one vehicle that I really like are the 3 wheelers, mostly made by Morgan, but I did see some that were not Morgans. Sadly I did not see any Robin Reliants or Rialtos so cannot include them here.

Morgan 3 Wheeler
DRK 3 Wheeler
Lomax 3 Wheeler
Polaris Slingshot 3 wheel motorcycle
Polaris Slingshot 3 wheel motorcycle
3 x 3 wheelers
3 x 3 wheelers
Berkeley 3 Wheeler
Berkeley 3 Wheeler

And having said all that it is time to start a new page.

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