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Tatton Park Show 2005


George Curlew's magnificent, award winning, 12 Drophead Coupe

The Group Stand was well attended with 20 vehicles on the Saturday and 25 on the Sunday. There was an excellent selection of Standards and Triumphs and a small but interesting group in the Open Class category. Unfortunately, two of our long distance entries broke down on route to the show but managed to get home with the help of road rescue services. Saturday weather was poor but this did not deter the enthusiasm of those attending. Sunday was a fine day however and as usual the large autojumble was a source of many useful spares for several of our members.

Four vehicles on our Stand won awards during the two days, these being a post war Flying 12 drophead coupe, a 7 cwt Standard Ten Pick-Up, a Triumph Renown and in the Open Class a 1958 Mercedes Benz. Of particular merit was George Curlew’s magnificent Flying 12 drophead coupe which won the award for the Best pre-1950’s drophead in the show. In the Rare Vehicle Class Bryan Jones’s Standard 7 cwt Pick–Up took third place.

Members were well supplied with refreshments throughout the weekend by the Group’s catering team. We received excellent support and assistance from Carol Madeley who travelled up from Bridgend, South Wales, and Angela and Gary Leighton-Jones with Gareth Ireland from North Wales, all of whom are classified as "Friends of the Manchester Group". As usual, Frank and Gwen Williams from the Wirral Group were present to give valuable assistance on the stand and their lovely Standard Big Nine attracted much attention. During the weekend several visitors expressed interest in the Club and this is being followed up in the hope that they will join as members.

The next Tatton Park Show will be on the 20th and 21st August, 2005, with the usual giant autojumble.

The Manchester Group have again booked a stand at this show and any Club member wishing to join us for this occasion will be made very welcome. There is free overnight camping for exhibitors and full details may be obtained by telephoning Bryan on 0161 483 7121 or by e.mailing him on As usual, there will be free refreshments for all our exhibitors on the stand. We look forward to welcoming you at Tatton in August.

Bryan Jones, Organiser, Manchester Group