This was my third consecutive Retro Warwick event. I am tempted to say that it was the best one yet but in reality they have all been good.

What was particularly good about this one was the excellent weather when the weather preceding the event had not been particularly typical of an English August (or am I kidding myself?)

There were a couple of notably rare cars on show, the 1934 Austin Ten Gordon bodied Pixie and the 1948 Standard Vanguard Estate. I hadn’t seen those before.

I had tolf myself recently that I would not add any more Triumph Stags or early Ford Mustands to my posts because they are found everywhere at these kind of events. I have nothing against them, in fact I like them very much but the whole purpose of this website is to celebrate the rare and unusual classic car.

However, at Retro Warwick 2017, my resolve re Stags and Mustangs was soon broken purely because I could not resist photographing the the two outstanding examples, one of each that were on display at this event.

The British Motor Museum had its usual stand where a Triumph Spitfire GT6 and an Austin Healey 3000 were on display. Another car of note was David Scothorn’s ex works Morris 1800 ‘Beauty Box’ Rally car.

So here are a few of the cars that took my fancy this year.

Pre 1940

Austin Seven Ulster replica

c1936 Ford 8 (model Y)

Austin Seven Chummy

Austin Ten Lichfield

 

Austin Ten Gordon bodied Pixie

Original interior

c1935 Morris Ten

1930 Standard Teignmouth

1938 MG VA Tourer

Post 1945

1946 Standard Flying 14

1948 Rover 12 (P2) Cabriolet

1950 MG YT Tourer

 

1955 Triumph TR2

1955 Austin Healey 100 M

c 1956 Porsche 365

 

1965 Vauxhall Viva

1955 Austin A40 Cambridge

 

Modern

Lotus Exige S

AC Cobra GT

 

Marcos GT

Nisan Skyline RS

c1988 Toyota Supra

c1990 TVR V8 S

c1972 Triumph Stag Cabriolet

 

 

American

1956 Buick Century 2 door Coupe

1965 Ford Mustang Convertible

1970 Mercury Cougar Coupe

1956 Oldsmobile 88 Holiday 2 dood coupe

 

Specialities

Morris 1800 ‘Beauty Box’ Rally Car

Customised Austin A40 Devon Van

Revival Motorsports Jaguar ‘D’ Type replica

Pembleton three wheeler ‘T3’ special

Ford V8 Pilot Pick – Up truck

Modern Morgan Three Wheeler (paint job)

Completed 17/08/2017

 

Nick
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