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Rain washes out a promising Luton Festival of Transport

A lineup of Vanguards under threatening Luton skies

Lynda and I returned to the Luton Festival of Transport at Stockwood Park in Luton this year, our first visit for a number of years. We hope that it would brighten up soon. It didn't! Mind you, we were not the only people looking for a sunny day out. Arriving in the Flying 12 DHC. we soon bumped into a line of Vanguards representing the John Huckle collection, Roy Gillman in another Vanguard, John and Rachael Maxwell in their Triumoh and a couple from Luton in their Standard 10. However we were all disappointed because it started to rain almost as soon as we got there and continued to do so all day.

So the activities were certainly curtailed, but that didn't prevent me from grabbing a few photos of the fine Standards that were there: You can click on any of the photos to see an enlargement.

Flying 12 DHC

Roy Gillmans Phase 1A Vanguard

John Huckle's Phase II Estate

And the same owner's Phase II Saloon

First Sight of John's Phase 1 Pickup

A true statement

 By 2.00pm, enough was enough so we abandoned the event for the dryer environment of the pub!

Report by Phil Homer


June 2011