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Wirral Group at the Caerwys Show
WIRRAL GROUP WIN PRIZES AT THE CAERWYS SHOW!
Frank Williams receives the Club's prize
Caerwys Show -
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The Caerwys show, Nr Holywell in Flintshire on 15th July 2007 followed a week of terrible weather but on the day the rain kept away for the most part and the Wirral Group enjoyed a pleasant and rewarding day.
The Wirral Group’s first venture into a club stand saw a selection of fine Standards and guest vehicles which brought together Standard enthusiasts from as far a field as Liverpool and the Isle of Anglesey. In total nine cars were displayed on the stand which included:-
Guest vehicles included a Morris Minor, Morris Minor Traveller, Rover 14 and a Ford Consul.
Two new standards to the group were on display and these were the Standard 9 of Ivor Williams from Anglesey and the Standard 8 of Derek James of Abergele, both cars have been painstakingly restored by their respective owners and are absolutely stunning. Ivor made the 54 mile trip to the show in his Nine and the little car did not miss a beat !
Derek’s Eight looked resplendent in it’s black paintwork demonstrating the high standard restoration carried out over the past year. Although a former Vanguard phase 1 owner Derek was quite rightly proud of his latest Standard.
This extremely well organised show raises valuable funds for local charities and this year drew in twenty four club stands and an entry of five hundred cars. Although some entrants stayed away due to the appalling weather predictions, the show was busy and hosted some fabulous vehicles. Competition was high for the show awards but The Standard Club were rewarded with two show trophies. Bryn Heeley’s 1930 Big Nine came away with third prize in the "Best in Show" section whilst the Wirral Group Club Stand was awarded second place in the "Best Club Stand" section.
The highlight of the show for the Wirral Club members was witnessing group member Dave "Deadly Nightshade" Howden attempting the welsh land speed record on a most unusual bicycle (see photograph bekow). Although he succeeded he did have some stiff competition from a three-
Report and Photos by Bryn Heeley.
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