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Bristol and West Classic Car Show 2014


On the Saturday when we visited there was a minor heat wave. That didn't help the smell, which consisted of a toxic mixture of cowdung and the ammonia that had been used to try to clean the cow sheds that we were displaying in. I can't imagine the visitors appreciated it much and the exhibitors certainly didn't, as they had to suffer it all day long.

Some 65 car clubs had a display, including your own, there was also free admission to view the cars in the following days auction and a very comprehensive autojumble, the best feature of this show.in my view. I snapped up a few bargains.

We spotted a nice Phase 1A Vanguard in a Camping/Trailer Tent exhibit and a Rally prepared 1050's 10 in the Auction. Does anyone know if it sold?

The 2 cars on display were both local Standard 10s. The first, a 1934 model in green and black, the second, Michael Hearn's 1957 Super 10 in Birch Grey. In addition to the owners, the Club's members need to thank Steve Smeltzer for organising the display and Ron Fishlock who gave up two days to man the stand and chat to many visitors. Without these unsung heros none of this would be possible and no Standard cars or representatives would be there.

By 5 o'clock we repaired to the "Natterjack", a few miles down to road to repair out sore throats with a couple of pints of excellent Butcombe Bitter

Phil Homer