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The Restoration Show 2009
The Standard Motor Club at the National Restoration Show
Kolor Shack crew and restoration project
The emphasis at this show, at the National Agricultural Centre at Stonleigh, is on Spares and Restoration. So as well as a comprehensive Autojumble, the participating clubs are invited to carry out restoration work on a Club Car, live, on their stands. In keeping with this theme, the SMC had a 1957 Standard 10 on our stand and a team of people to start dismantling it. The car and all the dismantlers were supplied by Kolor Shack, Car Restorers. Next to i the 10 was Peter Lockley's Standard 8, which has been restored in the last year, to show the public what the restored car will look like.
As this centrepiece provided much interest from the general public, members who were manning the stand were inundated with questions about the car and several new members were recruited. Peter also delighted in pointing out the 2 unusual features on these cars, first his Standard 8 has a bootlid and second, the Standard 10 doesn't have a bootlid. In breaks from working on the stand, all the helpers were able to scour the autojumble to try to source parts for their own restorations.
All in all a highly successful Stand, and our thanks must go to Kolor Shack for their help in providing the car and the demolition team!
We look forward to seeing the car again when the restoration is completed, I hope to be sent photos so that I can show you the fruits of their labours.
"Here is one we completed earlier"
Report and Photos by Phil Homer
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