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Report from the IMechE Event at Gaydon

Lots of awards at the IMechE celebrations

May 11th was a celebration of 100 years of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, and BMIHT Gaydon was chosen as the venue. All Coventry engineered or built products were invited so it was predominately motor cycles and cars. 

Each manufacturer was limited in numbers so it made for a good variety without too much duplication. Being a glorious day much of it was spent in the sunshine, for after taking a look at the items on show, and without the usual trade stalls, it gave a chance to relax and chat. 

There was an opportunity to look at some new exhibits and the Issigonis section proved very interesting, as was the continual running of historic films in the cinema. Back ouside the cars ranged from Alvis, Armstrong Siddeley, Jaguar, early Singer, Hillman, Humber, Daimler, Triumph and of course Standard.

Standard were represented by 

The judges were clearly impressed with our vehicles proudly displaying the Standard Motor Club banner, as 5 of us were awarded Highly Commended Awards (Alan, Ivor, John, Ian, and Brian)

Photos and Report from Ian Leggett

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