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Tatton Park Show, August

Another prizewinning  Manchester Group Stand

A sunny day at Tatton Park

The Manchester Group Stand won the Show cup for Second Place, out of 92 Club Stands at the Tatton Classic Car Show. Unusually this time we didn’t get awards for any of the 50 cars showing on our stand over the weekend from the Tatton show organisers, however this cup was a very good result for the Stand which themed both the Standard and Triumph cars and some interesting guests vehicles.  

It was good to have Peter Lockley, Chairman of the Standard Motor Club with us on Saturday, to help present the club prizes, and see the rare 1950’s Swallwo Doretti sports car (built by the Swallow Coach building Company of Walsall) which caught much attention. Thanks to Mike Wilkes who always gives our Group great support, and a welcome to Malcolm Graham also a Club member who travelled up from the Midlands .

The novelty on our Stand on the Sunday was a kit car type model with a Flying Standard 8 engine owned by Walter (Wally) Aimers from Liverpool, and this attracted considerable interest from the visiting public and other Classic car owners (reference to a photo of this car in Brian Long's reference book "illustrated History of the Standard Motor Company"). This prompted some interesting discussion amongst club members, over tea and biscuits in the new club marquees, about their memories and the history of the old Standard factories at Coventry .  

Club prizes over the weekend in ‘Standard and Triumph’ and ‘Open Class’ went to Phillip Barratt with his splendid Vanguard Vignale, Peter Liptrot with his Austin 10 1934 that featured in the TV Series "All Creatures Great and Small",  Graham Hart and his familiar rebuilt Standard Flying 10, and Paul Yates with his MG Midget.  

Thanks to all those hard working members and exhibitors who made this a great success.

Report and Photos from Andrew Davis

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General view of the Club's stand


Another view of the stand

The Group have two more events imminent - please try to support them, either at Standedge Tunnel on 13th September or Churnet Railway  on 20th September

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