BMC & Leyland Show Report 2023

The weather gods must favour this show because every time I have attended in recent years it has been warm and sunny, today was no exception (at least while I was there, it may have rained later in the day). People attending outdoor events of any kind in Britain appreciate how important it is to have clement weather. It is particularly beneficial when photographing cars, which is the primary purpose of my attending this event. 

As ever, all the marques covered by BMC and Leyland were fully represented today. Many thanks and congratulations to all those talented enthusiasts who invest time and money in keeping these cars on the road, giving pleasure to thousands on occasions like today.

I love looking at these cars, many of which are in better condition now than when they first left the production line, several decades ago. I can’t help seeing at them and thinking “If only!”. I don’t need to explain what I mean by that, the fall of the British Motor Industry, or, at least the volume producers, has been well documented. But days like these present opportunities for rejoicing, one, for the fact that these cars were produced in the first place and two, due to the dedication of their current and previous owners they are still here to admire; to remember when we first saw them, maybe as cars owned by our families.

Here are some of the cars that caught my eye  today presented in a Marque/Club format –

Mini 40 Register banner

Cooper Sport 500 banner

Nini Copper 500s at Gaydon 2023

Mini Cooper Register banner

Mini Cooper Rally Car

Mini Cooper Rally Car rear

Mini Cooper

Mini Coopers at Gaydon July 2023

Fuel injected Classic Mini Engine

Coventry & Warwickshire Morris Minor O.C. Banner

Morris Minors at Gaydon 2023

Morris Minor1000 Engine Bay

Morris Marina & Ital register banner

Morris Marinas at Gaydon 2023

METROS

Mini Metros at Gaydon 2023

MG Metros at Gaydon 2023

Midget & Sprite Club banner at Gaydon 2023

Austin Healey MkI Sprite with Sebring bonnet

Austin Healey MkI Sprite with Sebring bonnet . Rear.

Austin Healey Sprite Mk.II at Gaydon 2023
You might be interested in this from the Sebring Sprite website – http://www.sebringsprite.com/6699WD.html

Austin Healey Sprite Mk.II rear at Gaydon 2023

MG MAESTRO

Mg Maestro at Gaydon 2023

AUSTIN/MG MONTEGO

 

Austin/MG Montegos at Gaydon 2023

ROVER 600

Rover 600s at Gaydon 2023

ROVER 200

Rover 200 with multi coloured body panels at Gaydon 2023

Rover 200 with multi coloured body panels at Gaydon 2023. Rear

Standard Motor Club banner at Gaydon 2023

1924 Standard 11 Tourer

1934 Standard 12

 

1939 Standard Flying Eight DHC

1950s Standard Vanguard Estate

1950s Standard Vanguard Estate. Rear

1950s Standard Eight

Triumph Club banner at Gaydon 2023

Triumph Stags at Gaydon 2023

Triumph Spitfires at Gaydon 2023

Triumph 2000, 2500 & 2.5PI Register banner at Gaydon 2023

Triumph 2000s and 2.5 PIs at Gaydon 2023

TR Register banner at Gaydon 2023

Triumph TR Sportscars at Gaydon 2023

triumph TR7s at Gaydon 2023

The Woleley Register Banner at Gaydon 2023

Wolseley 10/40 series II at Gaydon 2023

1950s Wolseley 15/50 at Gaydon 2023

1950s Wolseley 15/50 at Gaydon 2023. Rear

GUEST BRITISH MARQUE – JOWETT

Jowett Car Club banner at Gaydon 2023

Jowts at Gaydon 2023

Jowette Javilin Jupiter at Gaydon 2023

Jowette Javilin Jupiter at Gaydon 2023. Rear

HISTORIC MARATHON RALLY GROUP

MGA on HMRG stand at Gaydon 2023 MGA on HMRG stand at Gaydon 2023. Rear

AUSTIN K4 PETROL TANKER

1950 Austin K4 Petrol.

AUSTIN J40 PEDAL CAR

Austin J40 Pedal Car

That’s all folks, I hope that you enjoyed looking at these British cars and truck.

 

But if you want more from Gaydon there is this –

Gaydon Gathering July 2023 – Report

 

Nick

 

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