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Tatton Park Classic and Performance Car Spectacular June 4/5th 2011
Just don’t kick the mechanics legs, to ask him how many sugars in his tea! For the show piece on the Manchester Standard Triumph Group (MSTG) stand was classic era ‘Garage Display’, exhibited and built by our member Mel Fellows, and this caused quite a chuckle for the many show visitors. The car being repaired was Sandie & Mel’s 1933 Austin Arrow, and from underneath you could see a protruding pair of legs that belonged to the unknown garage mechanic. This chap never quite got the job finished, and so he stayed under that car all through the weekend. The excellent MSTG mock up garage helped MSTG stand receive the Award 3rd Highly Commended, out of 89 Stands
The 25th year for one of Britain's best and most popular classic car events, with around 2,000 classic, vintage and performance cars on show, and nearly 90 of Britain's top club displays. The attraction is masses of cars for the enthusiast, a really good Auto jumble, plus is the House and gardens and a huge deer park.
So when the sun shone so brightly on the Saturday this produced an unexpected record number of people who wanted to camp overnight in the adjacent tent village. It was a bit crowded and not much room to swing a BBQ sausage, but there was a great atmosphere. Although it turned "a bit wet" (an English understatement) on the Sunday, we had a good turnout of 30 cars a day on our stand, and that took some very careful parking indeed! The Tatton Organisers presented cup awards from their marquee for the best club stands and cars in different classes. We were pleased to see show cups awarded to MSTG members Graham Lomas and his impressive 1968 dark blue Triumph Vitesse (Best Vitesse), and to Clare Revell for the very smart Rover 1955 P4 90 (Best Show Rover). Our MSTG best car awards went to Nick Tattersall for his black and white limo’ Alvis TA14, Donald Rice for the well presented 1968 Morris Minor, Shaun Willacy for the impressive Standard Ensign, and to George Curley for his period Flying 12 Drophead.