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2004 NEC International Classic Car Show

Report on the Classic Car Show at the National Exhibition Centre, October 2004

Some of the owners and Club members on the Club's stand

Photo Steve O'Hara

The Vanguard Pickup in RAF livery, with the Atlas behind

Photo: John Maxwell

This is easily the largest indoor Classic Car show in the UK, if not Europe and now runs for three days at the NEC, Birmingham. This means of course that the set-up day turns it into a four day event for those that are involved in the club stand. 

The Standard Companion     Photo: John Maxwell

Your webmaster was only able to be present on one day, the Saturday and I really must compliment the organisers, and sponsors. The facilities in the new halls at the NEC are superb, the effort put in by the hundreds of clubs taking part is staggering and the quality of cars on display is quite astounding.

Your club always tries to show different cars every year and this year our theme was "Commercial Vehicles" Four vehicles were displayed, an Atlas Kenex Minibus, A Vanguard Pickup, a Companion, (the Standard 10 estate car) and a Grey Ferguson tractor. There is always something different on the Standard stand!

The Ferguson Tractor caused much interest on the stand              Photo O'Hara

There was a well attended prize-giving at the end of the day to which all the Clubs were invited. No prizes for your club this year but we have done quite well in these in previous years.

I must say a special thanks, particularly to Brian Birch and Peter Lockley the stand organisers, to the owners for the use of their cars, to the many club members who helped to man and woman the stand over the three days and the countless number of visitors that joined us. We shall be back, bigger and better, next year!