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Chipping Campden Report

Freezing day Out at the Chipping Campden Show!

Three Flying Standards managed to park together, Dennis Brown's Flying 12, John Maxwell's Flying 9 and the Webmaster's Flying 12 DHC

Its midsummer, and the sun is supposed to shine. Not on this Sunday - it was positively Artic! The equivalent event last year, which was held at Churchill, was a gloriously hot day, but this year winter thermals were required. Some 400 interesting cars of all marques turned up to Chipping Campden School, where we all parked on the school's playing field, undoubtedly the highest (and coldest) spot in this achingly pretty village. Obviously it kept the attendance from the public down and no way was the beer tent going to get drunk dry this year!

Apart from the spectacular collection of cars, other highlights were mostly musical: The Chipping Campden School's Brass band kept the freezing crowd outside entertained and an excellent three piece band played for those who were sensible enough to gather in the school hall for very necessary coffee and teas. Back outside, there was also a running commentary from John McCartney, whose roving microphone managed to interview many of the owners of the interesting cars present. Unfortunately, more or less everyone decided to go home early just to get warm again!

Some of the other Standards present are captured in these thumbnails, please click on them to see larger versions.

Ray and Di Ferris brought along their Pennant

Alan and May Withey's Standard 8

Peter and Graham Lockley's Swallow Doretti

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