Despite weather that was more typical of April than August there was a good turn out of both cars and visitors to this year’s Retro Warwick Classic Car Show organised by Warwick’s Court Leet team.

This is the fourth year that carsceneinternational.com has attended this event and as before we have concentrated on taking photos of unusual, rare and exeptionally well prepared cars. By that criteria we were spoiled for choice this year.

The one thing that always impresses us about this event, in addition to the cars of course, is the friendliness and politeness of everyone encountered. It’s a real pleasure to enjoy and participate in English culture at its best in one of this country’s most historic towns.

By the way, Warwick was the home of the Donald Healey Motor Company, this is celebrated by the Warwickshire Country Record Office (WCRO) owning that company’s archive. The contents of the archive have been catalogued and this can be viewed ‘on line’ (seel link below). The documents, photographs, drawings etc. can be examined at the Record Office. 

So, here are the cars that took our eye this year –

Austin Seven’s (never tire of photographing examples of this car)

Austin Seven Speedy

Austin Seven Speedy

Austin Seven Saloon

c.1931 Austin Seven Saloon

MG

MG VA

1938 MG VA Tourer

MG VA

MG TA

MG TA

MG TC

1949 MG TC

Another TC

Another TC

Most impressive? Always a matter of opinion but I was very impressed by everything about this Triumph Vitesse soft top – the standard of finish – very unusual induction system – imaginative engineering executed to a high standard.

Triumph Vitesse

Highly modified Triumph Vitesse convertible

triumph Vitess

Highly tuned Triumph Vitesse engine

American and Hot Rod

Cadillac Coupe de Ville

1950s Cadillac Coupe de Ville

Cadillac Coupe de Ville

Ford Gran Torino

Ford Gran Torino

Ford Gran Torino

Ford U.K. Popular Hot Rod

Ford U.K. Popular Hot Rod

Ford U.K. Popular Hot Rod

Sports Cars

AC Aceca

Stunning AC Aceca

AC Aceca

Sunbeam Alpine

Sunbeam Alpine

Sunbeam Alpine

Harrington Alpine

Harrington Sunbeam Alpine Coupe

Harrington Alpine

Reliant GTE

Reliant Scimitar GTE

Reliant GTE

TVR V8

TVR V8 S

TVR V8 S

Austin Healey 3000 MkIII

Austin Healey 3000 MkIII

Austin Healey 3000 MkIII

Triumph TR3A

Triumph TR3A

Triumph TR3A

Others

1936 Triumph Gloria Vitesse

1936 Triumph Gloria Vitesse

1936 Triumph Gloria Vitesse

Standard Flying 12

Standard Flying 12

Standard Flying 12

Wartburg East German Police Car

Wartburg East German Police Car

Wartburg East German Police Car

VW Kubelwagen

VW Kurierwagen (Type 181) – very rare

VW Kubelwagen

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

Wartburg East German Police Car

Two Golden Oldies

Morris Minor 1000

I don’t normally photograph the ubiquitous Morris Minor 1000 but this was an outstanding example. I particularly liked the colour and the wide wheels/tyres.

Morris Minor 1000

Ford Anglia

1948 – 53 Ford Anglia E494A

Ford Anglia

 

Nick

 

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