A few weeks ago whilst it was still sunny, myself, Luke and Orla went to see the Southern Classics car show that was taking place at Chichester College.
Unfortunately, the times on the website weren’t accurate. It stated that the show was ending at 4.00 pm, and in fact ended at 3.00. So, by the time we got there, some cars were already leaving, including a Pontiac Transam, which I watched drive past me *boo*.
However, there were some beauties on show, and I got some good shots, plus which Orla got some new toy cars (and me too) to add to her collection from the stalls that were there too.
The owners were friendly and informative, and clearly had enormous passion for their cars and the club. One owner told how his Armstrong Siddeley (see pic below) had been in a barn for years and years on end, and showed me photographs of how it had looked when he got hold of it, which was little more than a wreck. The time (and money) he had invested in restoring the car to it’s former glory was immense.
I should at this point mention that my husband is a petrol head (mostly for old classic cars etc, and 70’s classics). There is no car that exists that he does not know something about, and even when looking at a small section of a car in a photo, he will be able to tell you what it is. So, over the years, I have gathered some knowledge myself from the subsequent fall out, and am able to recognise most classic cars. Our time together and trips to Festival of Speed, Revival etc, has given me an appreciation of the beauty and elegance of old cars.
Selection from Southern Classics Show. If you want to see the rest of the set, go here.
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