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Report from the Restoration Show 2008
Club wins a prize at this Important Event
Peter Lockley holds the Club's winning cheque with his two mechanics , Mike Wilks and Brian Birch on the right. Malcolm Graham observes from the rear
The show's organisers actively encourages Clubs to carry out restorations on their stand to make their exhibits more interesting. This year the club responded by starting a paintwork restoration on our Chairman Peter Lockley's Standard 8.
Peter looked, understandably, slightly nervous as the rest of the members on the Stand started to demolish the front end of his Standard. Off came the bumper and lights and then the front panel. Mike and Brian then started chiselling out the rust from the front panel and around the headlights. It certainly created something interesting for our visitors to see. Of course the work wasn't finished, so the car was trailered away at the end of the day for the work to be completed elsewhere.
Thanks must go to Peter for being the Guinea Pig and to Brian Birch and Mike Wilks who volunteered to carry out the work. No doubt I will feature it here when the car is completed.
Report: Phil Homer
Photo: Steve O'Hara
The next show that you might like to attend is the International Classic Motor Show at the NEC on 14/15/16th November