It’s that time of the year when all manner of vintage, rare, strange and wonderful vehicles converge on the town and show off. I have been a regular attendee since 2016 and the results of my visits are all buried in the archives of this blog (somewhere).
The problem with posting about the festival is that many of the cars have featured here before and finding previously un-photographed cars is not as easy as it would seem. However, there are often new vehicles that catch my eye and I like getting those to add to my already impressive stash of vintage car pics.
Unfortunately they have raised the entry fee to £7.50 and that may come back to bite the organisers. The changeable weather also played a major role in attendance and at one point it was touch and go whether we would have rain or not. Fortunately the rain stayed away and the sun did pop in for a look. The usual obstacles were also there, the people seemingly rooted to the spot, the aimless and lost cellphone users, kids doing their thing and pram pushers doing their best to bulldozer everybody over. Fortunately they did not allow dogs or we would have been besieged by heaps of mutts pee-ing on hubcaps and tripping everybody up. Oh, and as usual I ask myself: “why do women even bother attending?”. Because of the position of the sun many images are taken from the same side and tend to look similar. Realistically you can only really photograph a car from a few positions given the limitations of space etc.
I have no real theme this year and the images are of cars that caught my eye. I am not a car buff though so identification of some may be impossible. The vehicles on this page have been identified as they have info sheets or badges that could be used to ID them with.
There were a few vehicles that made me ooh and aaah: the first being this really stunning customised 3 wheel Morgan. It was magnificent.
and then there was this very stunning Nissan Figaro
This was also the first time that there were so many Figaros on show. They are nice little quirky cars and were a limited edition introduced in 1991 although we never saw this model in South Africa.
Naturally there were masses on Mini’s in all shapes and sizes, but two stand out for me this year: The first is a Mini Moke
and the second was this very nice Morris Mini Traveller
Other cars that caught my eye:
Motor cycles were not as well represented as they should be and there were a number of curiosities amongst them.
The British love the Volkswagen Kombi and there are lots of them that that have been converted into camper vans. A number of these were on display and you cannot really show them off in their entirety.
That is more or less the vehicles that I can ID, there are a lot of others that I cannot. They may be seen over the page.
DRW 2019 Created 19/08/2019. Special thanks to the owners of these vehicles for taking the trouble of keeping these oldies on the road for us all to see.