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Tatton Park Report


Part of the lineup of Standards on Sunday

The Manchester and North West Group has again achieved success by being awarded fourth place out of the 90 Club stands at the prestigious Tatton Park Classic Car Show and Giant Autojumble that was held over the weekend of 31st May and the 1st June, 2008. As well as the Group stand netting this splendid placement two members were given awards for their cars one of whom was Andrew Davis with his magnificent Big Nine that won Best Pre WW2 saloon. The weather on the Saturday was fine and sunny but Sunday produced rain for most of the day.

The turn-out on both days was superb with 20 vehicles on Saturday and 22 on the Sunday. Sunday’s display was exceptional with a line up of eleven 1950’s Eights and Tens. In addition there was a 7 cwt Standard Pick Up and a 6 cwt Standard van both in first class condition. Stuart Holmes the Tatton show organiser said he had never seen so many Standard vehicles in one place before and came specially to congratulate the Group on the display. Andrew Davis’s Big Nine was a favourite with the visiting public as was the Triumph Roadster and Triumph Renown both of which were in class one condition. Graham Hart’s pre WW2 Flying Ten attracted much attention and the remaining three Triumphs, all in excellent condition were favourites with the Triumph enthusiasts. Out of the 22 exhibits on the Sunday 15 were Standards, five were Triumphs and the remaining two in the Open Class section were both pre WW2 rarities again in class one condition. On the Saturday we were treated in having a Standard Atlas in good running order on our Stand.

Graham Hart our newly appointed Show Manager did a magnificent job and was expertly assisted by Alex Robertson Assistant Show Manager and again newly appointed. Alex is also the Manchester Group’s photographer and attends most of the Group’s events. It was wonderful to welcome Mike Wilks as an exhibitor with his rare 1963 Standard 7 cwt Pick Up. Mike also gave much valuable assistance in erecting the Stand and dismantling it at the end of the show. We now regard him as a Manchester Group member as he frequently supports the Group with his presence and excellently represents our Parent Club at many of our events – thank you Mike.

Another View of the Club's stand

John Clarke and his Basic 8

Trevor Walker and his Super 10

The Manchester Group welcomes new members and attracts some 30 to 40 attendees at each of its meetings that are held at the Albany Hotel, Heywood, Near Rochdale, Lancashire. We are a friendly Group so please come and join us. Our aim is to promote interest in Standard and Triumph cars and to revive awareness in the great Standard Triumph marque in the North of England. As out letterhead states – Helping to Preserve Britain’s Heritage.

Finally, thanks again to Graham Hart and Alex Robertson for presenting a magnificent display in the name of Standard Triumph.

Bryan Jones,

Organiser, Manchester and North West Group, Standard Motor Club

Additional photos by Alex Robertson

Andrew Davis's award-winning Big 9

Alex and Lynne Robertson with Roadster 2000

Mike Wilks with 7cwt Pickup

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