Classic Car Show NEC Birmingham – November 2016

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The Classic Car Show, NEC, Birmingham, sponsored by Lancaster Insurance, just gets bigger and better each year (a record attendance of 71,000 this year!). Car Scene International was invited along and I am delighted to be able to bring you a flavour of what was on offer.

As you might expect, I tended to concentrate on the older cars on show together with cars that are a little out of the ordinary or had a special appeal to me. This show extends a special welcome to the U.K.’s many car Clubs. There are two clubs that I have a connection with, the Jensen Owners’ Club and the Peugeot Sport Club U.K. so, not surprisingly I stopped by their stands for a chat and took the opportunity to take a few photos.

I was at the show on Saturday 12th November, I arrived at just after 9.00 am. I collected my Press Pass from the superbly well organised Poppyseed Media Press Office and didn’t see the light of day again until 13.50 hrs. By which time I was pretty well done in every sense of the word. The thing that amazed me was that crowds were still arriving as I was leaving. It is a very popular event. The other thing that struck me was how friendly and polite people were. When you are taking photos you inevitably have to take up positions which impede other peoples’ right of way, as a result you are often bumped into. But most of the time people were very apologetic when they didn’t have to be it was me who was in their way not the other way round.

I caught up with a number of people from my past and made several new contacts. All in all it was a most enjoyable day out. I hope you enjoy and are stimulated by the photos.

I have arranged them in Car make order.

Alfa Romeo

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1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2.3 Ltr.

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Alvis

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1933 Alvis SA Series Speed 20 Saloon

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Armstrong Siddley

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1952 – 58 Amstrong Siddley 346 Saphire

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1956 – 58 Armstrong Siddley 234/236

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1953 Armstrong Whitley 16/18 Four Light (side windows) Saloon

 

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1929 – 30 Armstrong Siddley 12HP Tourer

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Aston Martin

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1981 Aston Martin V8 Volante

 

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1967 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 1

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Austin Healey

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1955 Austin Healey 100 BN2 Original Earls Court Motor Show Display Car

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Bristol

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1955 Bristol 404
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2001 Bristol Blenheim 3S

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Bugatti

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c.1929 Bugatti Type 35

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1929 – 32 Bugatti Type 46S (Luxe) 5.0Ltr.

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1926 Bugatti Type 26 1.5 Ltr. 16 valve

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Chrysler (Hillman)

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1973 Chrysler (Hillman) Avenger GT

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Datsun

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Datsun ZX240 severly modified

Fairthorpe

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1961 Fairthorpe Electron Minor (much modified!)

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Fiat

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1966 Fiat 1500 Pinin Farina Cabriolet

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Ford

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1930 For Model A Tudor Sedan

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1930 Ford Model A 4 door Town Sedan

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1965 Ford GT40 Mk. 1 P1075 in Gulf Colors

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Gilbern

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1965 Gilbern GT

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Humber

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1925 Humber 8/18 1.0Ltr. Tourer

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Jaguar

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A fairly original 1936 – 40 SS 100

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SS 100 Replica by Suffolk

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Jaguar ‘C’ Type Replica by Suffolk

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Jaguar XJ 13 Replica ‘body- in white’ by TWRR

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Jaguar XJ 13 Replica by TWRR

Jensen

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1955 Jensen 541

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Jensen Owners’ Club

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Lanchester

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1946 Lanchester LD 10

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Lancia

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1967 Lancia Flavia Sport designed by Ercole Spada for Zagato

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1978 Second Series Lancia Beta 1600cc Coupe

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Matra

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1967 – 73 Matra 530

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Mini

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Mini Challenge JCW F56

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Morgan

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Morgan +4 Racing Car

Peugeot Sport Club UK

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The Club Magazine
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The best turned out team on any stand at the show (imo)

 

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Peugeot 205 GTi with 2016 Dimma Kit

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Club Peugeot UK

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1939 Peugeot 202 U Wagon

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1928 Peugeot 5CV 172R Cabriolet

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Porsche

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1964/5 Porsche 365 C

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Railton

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1937 Railton Tourer with bodywork by Carbodies

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1938 Railton Cobham Saloon 4.2 Ltr.(Hudson straight 8 engine) bodywork by Coachcraft of Hanwell

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1938 Railton Little Cobham Saloon with Standard Ten running gear(found in 2014 and awaiting restoration)

Standard

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1936 Standard Ten

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Swallow Doretti

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1954 – 55 Swallow Doretti

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Talbot

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1982 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

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Talbot Sunbeam Lotus Rally Successes
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The man that made it happen – the late great Des O’Dell

Triumph

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1933 Triumph Gloria Tourer

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1955 Triumph TR2

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1953 Triumph TR2 Record Breaker

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1959 – 62 Triumph Italia 2000 (Designed by Giovanni Michelotti and made in Italy by Vignale)

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1958 Triumph TR3A Racing Car On Standard Pick – Up transporter

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Turner

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1958 Turner 950 Sports

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TVR

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1961 TVR Grantura Mk II

 

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Unipower

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1966 Unipower GT 1.3Ltr. (Mini)

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Vauxhall

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1960 Vauxhall Envoy Custom (export only)

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Vetran Racers

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1906 Fiat Targa Florio

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1914 – 18 Fafnir Hall – Scott Special

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1912 Sunbeam 12/16 HP Sports

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